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6 apples, peeled, cored and quartered or chopped (about 8 cups)
¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar (or less, to taste)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Place apples and water in a 2 quart microwave safe dish. Cover with microwave-safe cover.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 10 to 15 minutes or until the apples are soft enough to mash.
  4. Use a potato masher or fork to make chunky applesauce.
  5. Add the sugar a little at a time to reach desired sweetness. Add cinnamon.
  6. Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Frozen apple slices work great in this recipe.
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3 1/2 cups
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
15 minutes
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