How to make Homemade Applesauce
Making homemade applesauce is a quick and easy way to put some delicious homemade goodness into your day!
You can make this applesauce recipe with any apple, but you’ll need about seven or eight for the best results. I like using green or red apples when the orchards overflow with different kinds of apples in the fall. I made a batch of applesauce one year and intended to freeze some since I didn’t get to eat them all. The extra applesauce was packaged well and was still good three months later.
Apples are one of the easiest fruits to use in the kitchen. Applesauce is a perfect example. Homemade applesauce is easy to make, and the taste will be incomparable to any store-bought version.
Applesauce is a great way to use up those extra apples that you have on hand but not enough time to deal with. It’s also a great way to introduce kids to new flavors and textures in foods.
Making homemade applesauce is as simple as roasting some apples, then pureeing them with water or milk if desired. This recipe makes about 2 – 3 cups of delicious applesauce that can be used for anything from topping pancakes or waffles to adding it to bread and muffins.
To make homemade applesauce, you’ll need:
- Apples. (I like 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 get some fruit in 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.
- 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.
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