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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Skip's Homemade Applesauce

This recipe comes from Skip Hellewell. Any medium-size apples can be used.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • yield: Makes 6 cups
Photography: Francesco Lagnese




  • 12 medium apples (about 5 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice (from 2 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cook's Note

Applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Peel and quarter apples. Boil apples until tender, about 12 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Drain apples, and return to pot. Mash apples until chunky or smooth, depending on your preference. Stir in orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Sweeten with more sugar or season with more cinnamon if desired. Serve warm or cold.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2011