First Bites Cookbook: Perfect Applesauce

Most of the time, simple is best! This recipe is a favorite for kids of all ages. As children grow older, modify the recipe by adding cinnamon or even a few strawberries to the mix. If you don’t have a food mill you can use a blender or for a chunkier applesauce – a potato masher. Enjoy this recipe from First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers.

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Perfect Applesauce

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Servings 1 quart


  • food mill, blender or potato masher


  • 3 pounds apples (gala or mcintosh varieties recommended) peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Combine ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat until apples are tender.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Gently spoon cooked apples into a food mill (or blender).
  • Allow to cool and store in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 2g
Keyword apple, applesauce
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