Massachusetts WIC Program

This recipe was provided by Massachusetts WIC and adapted from Chop Chop Magazine.


WIC Recipe applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Fresh homemade apple sauce with cinnamon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Snacks & Desserts
Servings: 6 1/2 cup servings


  • 6 apples cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces, (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • In a saucepan, combine the apples and water.
  • Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes. Stir often until the apples are cooked through.
  • Stir in the cinnamon (and honey or sugar if using) and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cool, and serve.


Chef Tips

  • Substitute pears for some of the apples
  • Add in 1 cup of chopped strawberries for a twist
  • Serve warm with vanilla yogurt
  • Store in small individual Tupperware containers for a quick snack
  • Add a tablespoon of maple syrup
  • Top with nuts or raisins
  • Have kids help you:
    • Wash the apples
    • Measure ingredients
    • Stir the pot
    • Taste test
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