Cooking and Baking

How to Make Homemade Applesauce Your Kids Will Love

Devorah Raskin September 5, 2018

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Devorah here from @kiddieslunchbox bringing to you my mom’s classic homemade applesauce recipe.


Applesauce was always something we had around the house growing up, and not just on Passover. Apples were always a snack, whether we dipped them into peanut or almond butter, or simply baked them in the oven and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top for a treat. Personally, my favorite was the applesauce- it really is a family favorite.

I love to fill up reusable pouches (instead of buying them from the store. It’s cheaper, and less plastic is wasted. Plus, homemade is always better). Everyone loves it.

So behold – here’s the recipe. You must make it. It’s super appropriate timing for Rosh Hashanah, and the kids absolutely love it.

Ingredients for Best Homemade Applesauce

  • 12–15 regular sized Cortland apples, cores removed, and keep the peel on for the right color.  (I chose Cortland because they maintain their crisp and fresh flavor even when baked or puréed.)
  • 2 regular sized containers strawberries, washed, rinsed, and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup Gefen Honey. I use raw, wildflower honey. Feel free to swap for sugar.
  • filtered water, just to slightly cover the apples and berries
  • Optional: You can add pears, raspberries, blueberries, or plums to switch up different flavors.


  1. Place in large pot with enough water to slightly cover everything.
  2. Cube up apples, strawberries, and pour in the honey. Let it simmer on a low flame until apples are fork tender.
  3. Remove, allow to cool, and blend with a hand blender/food processor. Adjust sweetness if you think you want more.

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Photography by Baruch Len @lensphotoworld