Homemade Honey Cinnamon Applesauce makes a great after school treat, afternoon snack or packable snack for lunches. Here’s how to make it.

One of my very favorite snacks as a child was applesauce. But not just any applesauce: homemade applesauce that I made together with my aunt on cool autumn days.

Together, we’d stand in the kitchen, peeling apples, chopping them, heating them in a pan and swirling in cinnamon and other ingredients. The end result was great but so was the time spent together.

Homemade Honey Cinnamon Applesauce is shown in a green bowl on a wooden table with a spoon and a basket of apples nearby.

This recipe for Honey Cinnamon Applesauce is made with the applesauce of my childhood in mind. Tart apples, a light sweetening with honey and a swirl of cinnamon together with a pinch of salt to coax out those natural flavors are combined to create it.

Mixed together with water on the stove and boiled until the apples breakdown, this irresistible applesauce is both easy and requires little hands-on preparation work.

This is delightful to make together with your own kids (the memories you’ll make!) but it’s also easy enough to make while doing other things, fitting it in where you can.

Store this in an airtight container. Or, if you plan to use this for an on-the-go snack, package it in individual containers or jars for easy packing. When you have it ready to go, it makes packing lunches so easy.

Honey Cinnamon Applesauce
Yield: 6 servings

Honey Cinnamon Applesauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Homemade Honey Cinnamon Applesauce makes a great after school treat, afternoon snack or packable snack for lunches.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped apples (about 5-6 apples)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tiny pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the apples, water, honey, cinnamon and a tiny pinch of salt in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally and pressing on any larger pieces, until the apples break down -- about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Cool. This can be stored in airtight containers in the fridge for up to five days.