Homemade Applesauce is a classic comfort food that is easy to make at home. It is a great way to use up apples that are in season, and it is a healthy and delicious snack or side dish.
Applesauce is a delicious and versatile fruit puree that can be enjoyed as a snack, a side dish, or a dessert. It is also a great way to use up ripe apples that are about to go bad.
Homemade applesauce is a quick and easy way to enjoy a delicious and healthy snack or side dish. It is versatile and can be made with any apple, but green or red apples are a good choice for a balanced flavor.
To make homemade applesauce, you’ll need:
- Apples. (I prefer Gala and Fuji)
- A saucepan – preferably nonstick, so you don’t have to worry about sticking.
- A potato masher or similar tool for mashing the apples (if your masher doesn’t have holes, you can use the bottom of a glass instead)
- Some water if needed – this will help get rid of “chunks” in your applesauce if you’re using unpeeled apples (which I do)
Before starting, make sure to wash and peel the apples, then core them.
Here’s how to make applesauce:
- Wash and core the apples, then slice them into small pieces. You can leave the skins on if they look nice and fresh or peel them off if they’re not so appealing. (If you want a little extra flavor, add cinnamon or cloves while cooking.)
- Heat a pot on medium heat with water until it starts to simmer; then add the apple slices and cook for about 20 minutes or until soft enough to mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Allow apples to cool. With a masher or a fork, mash all pieces. Serve alone as a snack or dessert or store for later use. Now you have homemade applesauce!
Applesauce is a delicious, healthy way to add fruits to your diet. It’s easy to make at home, and you can use it as a healthy alternative to other sweeteners in your baking recipes.
- Add 1/2 cup of raisins or chopped nuts to the applesauce for a more chewy texture.
- Top the applesauce with yogurt, granola, or whipped cream for a more decadent treat.
- Use applesauce as a dip for graham crackers, pretzels, or fruit.
- Add applesauce to pancakes, waffles, or muffins for a moist and flavorful breakfast.
- Applesauce is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.
- Applesauce can help to promote digestion and weight loss.
- Applesauce is a popular baby food.
- Astronaut John Glenn carried applesauce in squeezable tubes on his initial space flight.
Notes and Tips
- For a smoother applesauce, use a food mill to puree the apples.
- If you want a tart applesauce, use Granny Smith apples. For a sweeter applesauce, use Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp apples.
- You can add other spices to the applesauce, such as ginger, allspice, or cardamom.
- Applesauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- For a smoother applesauce, peel and core the apples before cooking.
- If you don’t have an immersion blender or food processor, you can mash the apples with a potato masher or fork.
- Add more or less water to taste.
- Experiment with different spices to find your favorite flavor combination.
- To make Homemade Applesauce, use cooking apples such as red delicious, Gala, Cortland, empire, or Macintosh. This recipe makes 2 1/2 – 3 cups of applesauce.
Homemade applesauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, such as oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, and baked goods.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for homemade applesauce!
- 6 large Apples peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Organic Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
- In a saucepan, add apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until the apples chunks are falling apart. Allow apples to cool. With a masher or a fork, mash all pieces. Serve alone as a snack or desserts or store for later use.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.