Once you make this freezer applesauce recipe, you will never can applesauce again.  

freezer applesauce
Using ‘seconds’ from a local orchard is a great way to get a large quantity of apples at a discounted price!

Ok, that might be an exaggeration, but you have to give this recipe a try! Making homemade applesauce is super easy and sooooo delicious! I really don’t know why more people don’t make their own.

The benefits of making your own freezer applesauce is quite obvious – without the worry of canning, you can be in and out of the kitchen in less than an hour. Yes, you will have to have some freezer space available, but this recipe is so good that you and your family will eat it all before you have to worry about filling up your freezer with too many jars. 

Not only do we eat it as a healthy side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but we also use it in other ways. Have you ever put applesauce over ice cream? How about using it as the substitute for oil in baked goods recipes? And of course, never under-estimate the irresistible taste of when you take the jar of freezer applesauce that hasn’t thawed all the way and scrap your spoon across the top layer for a delicious treat!

If you are wondering what type of apples to use or how to can applesauce check out our article on The Secrets to Making Applesauce

Freezer Applesauce Recipe

freezer applesauce
Using an apple corer/slicer saves a ton of time when making applesauce!

Yields:6-7 cups

INGREDIENTS:

6 pounds of a variety of sweet apples
1 cup apple juice or apple cider
3 Tbsp of lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

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Apples combined with the other ingredients ready to be cooked down.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Peel, core and slice your apples into eight wedges. 

2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes.

3. Carefully puree using an immersion blender or in a food processor or blender until smooth or until desired consistency is achieved. *Complete in batches – do not fill more than half full when processing the hot mixture. 

Store in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Enjoy!

freezer applesauce
Applesauce stored in a mason jar for ease of serving.

Mary and Jim

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Freezer Applesauce

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds of a variety of sweet apples
  • 1 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 3 Tbsp of lemon juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and slice your apples into eight wedges.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Carefully puree using an immersion blender or in a food processor or blender until smooth or until desired consistency is achieved. *Complete in batches - do not fill more than half full when processing the hot mixture.

Recipe Notes

Store in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

3 thoughts on “Homemade Freezer Applesauce Recipe – No Canning!

  • September 13, 2016 at 10:38 am
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    what kind of containers would be used for freezing method?

    • September 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm
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      We use freezer mason jars or you could use plastic containers if you prefer.

  • September 13, 2016 at 8:36 am
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    Thanks for this recipe. I’m overloaded with apples right now and I’ll do this in addition to canning pie filling.

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