Sauces & Ketchup

Apple Sauce


  • 2kg apples such as Golden Delicious
  • 60g sugar
  • 50ml fresh lemon juice
  • 50ml water
  • Makes enough to fill 2 x 500ml jars


Sterilise your Kilner® jars then core each apple and cut them into 2cm pieces. Place the apple pieces in a Kilner® jam pan and coat with lemon juice to stop them from turning brown.

Stir in the sugar and add the water. Make sure that there is enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, add more if necessary.

Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the apples are tender. This will take about 20 minutes. Spoon some of the apple mixture into a coarse- mesh sieve set over a large bowl and pass through. Continue working in batches until all of the mixture has been sieved.

Place the sieved apple mixture into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium- low and cook, stirring until hot. Using a Kilner® Funnel, ladle the sauce into the jars leaving 6mm of space at the top. Remove any bubbles then wipe the rim of the jars clean and seal tightly. Process the jars for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Properly processed and vacuum sealed Kilner® jars will keep your apple sauce fresh in your cupboard for up to 6 months. Once opened, consume within 7 days. For more information about sealing your jars, head here.

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