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Pumpkin Applesauce

Homemade, delicious pumpkin applesauce. All you need is apples, pumpkin, water & spices. It's easy, wholesome and tastes like fall!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Natalie Dicks


  • 3 lb. apples peeled or unpeeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 c. cubed pumpkin or 1 c. puree
  • 1 c. water or apple cider
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-4 tbsp. sugar optional*


  • Place the sliced apples, pumpkin, water (or juice), cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a large pot or saucepan set over medium heat. Add sugar if desired.
  • Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • Use an potato masher, immersion blender, blender or food processor to "puree" the apples, keeping it slightly chunky.
  • Let the applesauce cool to room temperature, then store in the refrigerator for up to one week.


*If you use apple cider you may want to omit the sugar or add 1 tablespoon and taste from there. I prefer mine unsweetened (made with water or apple cider but no additional sugar).