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Simple, chunky applesauce recipe. It's so easy, you won't believe it. (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan) | #applesauce

Easy, Chunky Homemade Applesauce – Grandma’s Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

  • Author: Tia
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 pints 1x


  • 6 lbs. Apples
  • 1 1/2 cups Water (divided)


  1. Peel, core and chop the apples. (I love the corer slicer combo. Makes it so much easier. (affiliate link))
  2. Place peels in medium pot with 1/2 cup water.
  3. Place apples in large pot with 1 cup water.
  4. Cover and cook each on medium high for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring ever few minutes, until it is the mushy-ness you want.
  5. Use a potato masher (pictured above) and mash the apples.
  6. Use a blender or food processor to blend up the peels.
  7. Mix the two parts together. The peel give extra flavor and sweetness to your applesauce. So yummy!


For canning – Spoon into warm jars and can in water bath. (I follow the instructions on the bottom of the Ball Jar box, so I am linking to them here. Someday I will do a canning post because I am digging it.)
Here is a link for the canning pot I use and the canning equipment. If you haven’t canned before, you will need these. Yes, all of the equipment helps a lot. And yes the last two links are affiliate links.