Apple-Cider Applesauce

Makes 1 1/2 cups

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


  • 1 pound juicy apples, such as ‘McIntosh,’ peeled, cored, and quartered

  • ¾ 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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