Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Cinnamon Apple Sauce is a homemade version of everyone’s favorite snack. Whether children or adults, everyone will love this simple apple sauce infused with cinnamon and just the right amount of sugar.

cinnamon applesauce in a casserole dish.

In our house, we love to make homemade versions of everything we can. Homemade is just so much more delicious and wholesome than something from a can. That’s why we love making this easy cinnamon apple sauce. It’s a great snack on its own or with some graham crackers, and it’s so easy to make!

cinnamon applesauce in a casserole dish.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only takes a handful of basic kitchen staples to make.
  • It’s an easy recipe that’s ready in just minutes.
  • It has just the right amount of sweetness and makes a great snack or even dessert.


apples, canister of sugar, and a jar of cinnamon on a counter.

You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this apple sauce, and they’re probably in your kitchen right now. If not, you can find them easily at any grocery store.

The ingredients are listed here, but be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact quantities.

  • Apples
  • Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Water

🔪 How to Make Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Making this delicious cinnamon apple sauce couldn’t be easier! It only takes a few minutes on the stovetop, and you’re all done. Even beginners will have no trouble with this one.

raw chopped apples in a saucepan.

Step 1: Prep the Apples

Peel, core, and chop the apples into bite-sized chunks.

cooked apples in a saucepan.

Step 2: Cook the Apples

Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and water to a large pot or Dutch oven. Cover and cook for 18 to 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring often, until the apples are very soft.

Step 3: Mash the Apples

Remove the pot from the heat and mash the hot apples with a potato masher until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve warm or cold!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Apples – Use your favorite apple variety for this recipe. They all work!
  • Nutmeg – Try adding a pinch of nutmeg for a delicious twist.
  • Brown Sugar – For deeper flavor, try using brown sugar instead of white sugar.

If you think this apple sauce looks good, we think you’ll love our apple salsa. Give it a try!

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Dutch oven with lid
  • Potato masher
cinnamon applesauce in a casserole dish.

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate this cinnamon apple sauce for up to 6 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 6 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Cinnamon Apple Sauce

This delicious apple sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used as a dessert, snack, or addition to savory recipes. Serve it over pork chops or chicken, or pair it with sweet treats like:

  • Graham crackers
  • Cookies
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • French toast
  • Peanut butter toast
  • In place of jelly on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to cut your apples into small chunks so they get extremely soft while cooking.
  • A potato masher is best for mashing the apples because you’ll be mashing them in the Dutch oven.
  • You can make this apple sauce as chunk or smooth as you like.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Is homemade apple sauce better than storebought?

Homemade apple sauce is better than storebought apple sauce by miles. Freshly made apple sauce has a flavor that can’t be matched, and it isn’t full of preservatives.

Why does my apple sauce taste scorched?

If you don’t stir your apples frequently while cooking them, they could burn. Even a small amount of scorching can affect the overall flavor of the apple sauce.

How can you use homemade apple sauce?

Apples sauce is a versatile dish that can be served on meats, as a topping for ice cream or cakes, or as a snack all by itself.

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🧾Recipe Card

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

cinnamon applesauce in a casserole dish.

Cinnamon Apple sauce

This delicious cinnamon apple sauce is a homemade treat featuring the classic flavors of cinnamon and apples. It's easy and delicious.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 160kcal


  • sharp knife and cutting board
  • large pot or skillet


  • 6 large apples
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water


  • Peel, core, and chop the apples into bite-sized chunks. Place the apples into a large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon, and water to the apples in the pot. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 18-20 minutes until the apples are very soft. Stir often.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and mash the hot apple sauce with a potato masher until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve the apple sauce warm.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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