Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

It’s funny how you don’t realize what flavors you miss until you start tasting them again.

Take cinnamon for example. I didn’t mind not eating it. In fact, I kind of didn’t care. It was more an annoyance to avoid than anything else. Cinnamon is everywhere.

The first time I had cinnamon again, I realized just how much sweetness an depth it adds to flavors. Particularly when those flavors involve apples.

Cinnamon Applesauce

So I did what any self-respecting foodie would do: made my favorite recipe for applesauce and used copious amounts of cinnamon.

This recipe is a family classic. I practically grew up on the stuff. It was on the table for every holiday. And was a special kind of treat when it showed up on a regular old weekday.

And I have to say that after 3+ years of avoiding the stuff, it was love at first bite all over again.

Think of this as more of a loose structure and less of a recipe. I swear I do something different every time, and yet it always comes out the same: delicious.

Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Emily Levenson |


  • 8-10 apples any variety
  • water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Peel, core, and chop apples into chunks. Doesn’t need to be precise.
  2. Place apples into pan and fill halfway up apples with water.
  3. Turn stove to high and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower heat and simmer until apples are tender. Approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Once apples are tender, take a potato masher and mash apples until desired texture is achieved.
  6. Add sugar + cinnamon and stir.
  7. Serve hot or cold.


  1. Use as many apples as you have on hand. It's a great way to use up that stockpile of apples just hanging out in the kitchen.
  2. Add sugar (or your favorite sweetener) to your liking. You will obviously need to adjust the amount if you are using fewer apples, or more. General rule of thumb, start with a smaller amount. It's easier to add more. You can't really take it away. #justsayin
  3. Use your favorite apples. And use a variety! This batch was just red delicious, but some of favorite batches have included granny smith, gala and yellow delicious.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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