Easy Microwave Applesauce

This might be the easiest applesauce you’ll ever make! Perfect for latkes, or an afternoon snack. For a stronger honey flavor use all honey and no sugar.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 lbs. (about 6 medium) McIntosh apples, peeled and cored
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sugar


  • Place apples in a large microwave safe bowl. Add water. Cover the bowl with a snug-fitting plate or plastic wrap.
  • Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Check the apples. They are done when they are very soft and falling apart. Remove from microwave and use a fork to test the apples. They should easily mash to a smooth purée. Depending on your microwave, you may need to continue to cook in 2-minute increments until soft enough to mash.
  • When apples are very soft, use a potato masher to mash all of the apples to a smooth consistency. Add the honey and sugar and stir. Serve warm or cold.