Chunky Apple Sauce

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 18th of September 2023

I don't know about you, but I love a bit of apple sauce with my Sunday roast.   With this in mind, why not make your own apple sauce?  It is quick and easy to make and after all, this is apple season.  It takes less than half an hour and only have five ingredients. 


  • Cooking apples tend to be bigger and less sweet than eating apples.
  • Yes, you can eat cooking apples raw.  The idea that they will make you ill is an old wife's tail.
  • Don't waste the peel; eat it!
  • Yes, you can reduce the sugar, but the sauce might be a little tart to the taste.

Makes 420 g

Time - 20 -30 minutes



  • Cooking apples x 230 g (about 1 large apple)
  • Sugar, granulated x 2–3 tbsp
  • Salt x 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice x 2 tbsp + a little zest
  • Water x 100 ml 



  1. Peel the apples and cut into 2 cm cubes. 
  2. Add the water and sugar to the saucepan and turn up to a medium heat. 
  3. Add 3/4 of the apple pieces to the pot.  Cut the remaining 1/4 of the apple pieces into smaller piece and set aside for later.
  4. Let it simmer until the apple starts to break down.  Keep stirring.  
  5. Once the apple forms a green goopy paste known as compote, add the rest of the apple and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the apple chunks have softened. 
Cut into cubes.

Simmer down into a compote.
Add the remaining apple pieces to the apple compote.


Thick and sweet apple sauce with little chunks of soft apple.  

I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.


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