Rosemary Applesauce

A sprig of rosemary added to fresh apples during cooking lends this easy recipe for homemade applesauce recipe a subtle, savory flavor quality that makes it perfect for serving with roasted turkey, chicken or pork.

Rosemary Applesauce

Rosemary Applesauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This simple recipe for homemade applesauce flavored with a sprig of rosemary is delicious served with roast turkey, chicken or pork.


  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more if needed)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Place the apples, butter, rosemary, water and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples break down to a chunky sauce consistency, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the rosemary and discard. Serve warm or at room temperature.