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How to Make Applesauce in a Microwave (It's Easy!!)

Delicious homemade applesauce has never been so easy!  Find out how to make applesauce in your microwave!

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"Baked apples" with lots of yummy cinnamon have made a appearance as a side dish many times for dinner in our household.  But one night, I got a little too "timer" happy with the microwave, put them in a bit too long, and made applesauce instead!

Applesauce in Microwave

This is truly a simple and easy recipe.   

Just gather the necessary ingredients and kitchen utensils to prep your apples and you're just minutes away from having homemade applesauce!  Doesn't get any better than that!  

What you need:
  • 4 medium sized Apples (Gala or Fuji are my favorite!)
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • pinch or two of nutmeg

How to Make Applesauce in the Microwave

Begin by washing and peeling your apples... 

microwave applesauce

Next slice your apples using a similar apple slicing tool or using a knife and place them in a (microwave safe) glass baking dish....

applesauce in microwave

Now add your cinnamon and nutmeg....  I'd say a tablespoon plus of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg; but really it is going to depend on your taste buds!  We like a lot of cinnamon around here!

microwave applesauce recipe

microwave applesauce recipe

Add about a 1/2 tablespoon to 1TBS. of white sugar-- the amount also will depend on how sweet you want it.  

homemade applesauce

Next put the bowl in the microwave and casually place the lid on top; you want air to be able to escape, but you don't want applesauce everywhere!  

Put in microwave for 5-6 minutes, or until it resembles applesauce.  

If you'd rather opt for "baked apples," put in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or until tender.... 

microwave applesauce

Stir it up and Enjoy!

applesauce in microwave

Whip up a batch of microwave applesauce and then read one of our favorite apple books for storytime, Ten Apples Up on Top.  After this yummy snack along with reading the story, enjoy these 6 FUN Ten Apples up on Top Activities!

4 comments on "How to Make Applesauce in a Microwave (It's Easy!!)"
  1. Mmm yummy, so easy and delicious :)

    1. YES! So easy and yummy... my son pretty much ate it all!

  2. Wow, the microwave made that really simple! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

  3. I love this apple post!! We are featuring you tomorrow on Sugar Aunts for Share It Saturday. Thanks for linking up!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts


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