Baked Applesauce

After years of making applesauce on the stove top, I stumbled across this recipe for baked applesauce and knew I had to give it a try. This recipe couldn’t be easier, just cut, season and bake-that’s it! I never buy applesauce from the store anymore, it is just too easy to make at home. Besides when you make it in your own kitchen you can decide how much sugar and spices go into it. There is nothing better than making applesauce with apples hand-picked by yours truly. Not only is applesauce great by itself, I love to bake with it, put some in my morning oatmeal and place a dollop on top of grilled pork chops. Trust me-applesauce and pork chops are a match made in heaven! 😀

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Baked Applesauce

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  • 4 large tart apples, cored, peeled and sliced (16 wedges for each apple)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash allspice
  • dash ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place apples in a greased 2-quart baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and vanilla. Sprinkle over apples. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. Mash with a fork and serve.

Yields: 4 servings

Source: adapted from

18 Responses to “Baked Applesauce”

  1. #
    jennknee — October 23, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Someone else out there who appreciates applesauce and pork chops!! Baked applesauce definitely looks delicious!

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    Michael Ann Riley — October 23, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Seriously? Wow, it looks delicious! I have a recipe for crock pot applesauce I was going to try too, but this seems even easier!!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — October 23, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    Looks wonderful and like the other version, I like that it doesn’t call for much sugar.

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    ChgoJohn — October 23, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    I make apple sauce on the stovetop and this does look easier. Once I’ve gone through what I’ve already made and canned, I’ll be sure to give this a try.Did I mention how much I love apple sauce?

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    rumpydog — October 23, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I’d heard that this was possible before, but I’d not found a recipe. Thanks- gonna try it now!

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    6 — October 23, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    We just had grilled pork chops and applesauce (stovetop) last night. Love that combo!

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    Bluejellybeans — October 24, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    I have pork chops in the fridge and apples on the counter… I think I’m ready for a heavenly match 😉
    Thanks for another great recipe!

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    KatsHealthCorner — October 25, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Homemade Applesauce is the best! 😀

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    bakingjenn — October 26, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    BAKED!? Yes. This is amazing. I’ve made it in a crockpot before and I’ve heard of the stovetop method, but this is totally new. Awesome!

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    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) — October 28, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    Great method! I actually make my applesauce unsweetened for myself, but I add a bit of sugar to get my husband to eat it.

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — October 28, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    I love pork chops and applesauce! Great combination. I’ve never seen a baked applesauce but I’m loving the simplicity of it!

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    chicaandaluza — October 29, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    Great idea – you could even stick a joint of pork in the oven at the same time!

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    marlameridith — August 26, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Great recipe! Will be linking back to this in my post tomorrow.

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    Teri — December 14, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    I tried this last night. SUPERB! My friend raved about it and wanted the recipe.

    I left the peelings on, I never peel anything that I don’t have to. I left it really chunky, too, didn’t mix it much after baking. If you like it smoother and don’t like the peels you can always use an immersion blender on it when it is cooked. I do that when I make my apple butter.

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