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Homemade Rhubarb Applesauce

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18-25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 28-35 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce, Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet, tart, and oh-so-delicious, this easy-to-make Homemade Rhubarb Applesauce is sure to make you an applesauce lover.


  • 6 cups peeled, cored, and diced apples (1-inch dice)*
  • 3 to 3 ½ cups 1-inch chunks rhubarb *
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon *


  1. Place all the Ingredients into a large stock pot, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer covered for 18 to 20 minutes or until the fruit is perfectly tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the fruit is tender, use a potato masher and mash the fruit until it reaches the desired consistency. There will be a few tiny pieces of fruit chunks remaining. Cook, stirring occasionally for several more minutes after mashing. Taste test, add more maple syrup and cinnamon to suit your personal preferences. (Note: If you want a perfectly smooth sauce, then remove from the stove, allow to cool slightly and then process in batches in a food processor or blender). Serve warm or cold.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Servings:  6 to 8  Makes 4 cups