Apple-Cider Applesauce

Use this to make our Applesauce Muffins and Applesauce Coffee Cake.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2004


  • 1 pound juicy apples, such as ‘McIntosh,’ peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus more if needed
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Bring apples and cider to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover pan; reduce heat. Simmer until apples are very soft, about 12 minutes. Remove lid; stir in sugar and salt.

  2. Cook over medium-low heat until apples are broken up and most of the liquid is evaporated, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Blend in a food processor until smooth. Add more sugar if desired.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.


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