5-Ingredient Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Post picking season leaves my family with POUNDS of the most fresh and crisp apples. Although I am bias to New York apples, any will do for this simple sauce. Unlike pre-packaged apple sauces, this recipe has no added sugar! With only  5 ingredients, this healthy fall side will spice up any dish like pancakes, roast pork or just a sweet snack!

BONUS- this leaves your kitchen and house smelling like the perfect fall candle!!

Yield: 2-3 cups


4-5 large apples, diced small – any kind is fine (I like Gala or Granny Smith for some tartness)

2 cups water

2 cinnamon sticks (or just 1 Tablespoon ground)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt



  1. In a medium sauce pan add all ingredients and over low heat cook for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed to stew apples.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  3. Once apples have started to break down, mash with a spoon. Continue mashing until desired texture is achieved (personal preference, I like mine chunkier).
  4. Leave to cool before storing.

Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


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