Homemade Apple Sauce

Applesauce is not just for babies.  It’s for anyone who enjoys the sweet, tart taste of apples and a good smooth consistency. I, for one, am one of those people.


  • 2 lb chopped apples (skin on)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • raw sugar (optional)
  • lemon juice (optional)


  1. Place chopped apples, water, and cinnamon sticks in microwavable dish. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. Place apples (and any remaining liquid but NOT the cinnamon sticks) in a blender. Leave cap slightly open and cover with a towel so steam can escape but mess cannot. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Add sugar and lemon if extra flavor is needed, allowing sugar to melt in hot apples.

Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (11, 9 and 6). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}