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Chunky applesauce in a wood bowl.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Applesauce

Warm sweet apples flavored with warm and savory pumpkin spices. Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Linda & Alex


  • stove
  • knife


  • 6 large apples peeled, cored, and sliced SEE NOTE
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves


  • Combine the apples, ½ cup water, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves in a medium size pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Stir often. The apples should be soft, not mushy.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Freeze in a freezer safe container for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator or heat on the stove on a low heat, stir often.
We like to use a variety of apples for the best flavor. Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and Fuji ar a good combination.
Slice the apples as thin or as thick as you like, just make sure that they’re cut the same size so they cook evenly.
If you like a sweeter applesauce, add 1 tablespoon of coconut or brown sugar at a time and taste. Continue to add by the tablespoon until you get the desired sweetness.
Feel free to omit the spices if you want a plain applesauce.


Serving: 0.75g | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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