Crisp-Cross Apple Sauce Recipe

Our 'Honeycrisp Cross' apples (offspring of Honeycrisp x Gala / Pink Lady®) let the flavor shine in this apple sauce recipe. Try this at home!

Crisp Cross Apple Sauce Recipe

Diced apples


  • 8 apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (or ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon)
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cup water

Approximately 2 pints (or 1 quart with a little extra to sample!)

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20-30 minutes


  • Peel, core, and chop apples into chunks*. Note: Smaller chunks will cook faster, similar to preparing potatoes for mash.

*If you have an Apple Master peeler, this would be an opportunity to core and peel your apples with ease!

Preserves in jars
  • In a sauce pan or pot (deep enough to accommodate the chopped apples), combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. If you used cinnamon sticks rather than ground cinnamon, remove the sticks from the sauce now. Once cool, mash tender apples with a fork or potato masher.
  • For chunkier apple sauce, this method will suffice. For a smoother texture apple sauce, consider adding sauce mash to a blender and blending until preferred texture is achieved.
  • Chill in a refrigerator and serve, or store in airtight containers for later.