EverĀ  have apples that are starting to get soft and mealy? Maybe their bruised and just don’t look too appetizing? Instead of just throwing them out, you can make applesauce! I’ve made it twice now and it’s really pretty easy.

Get some apples. This is the perfect way to use imperfect apples!

Peel them.

Chop up the apples discarding the cores. Put the apples, water and cinnamon in a pot on the stove.

Chop up the apples and throw away the cores. Put the apples, water and some cinnamon in a pot on the stove.

Turn on the stove and let the apples simmer until they’re really tender (note: I did have a lid on the pot, I just took it off for the picture). Let them cool a little.

Then put them in a food processor and give them a whirl (make sure to not get too much of the water or it’ll be runny). The first time I made applesauce I didn’t use the food processor, I just mashed them up which gives it a chunkier texture.

Taste and see if it needs sugar. If you used really sweet apples, it should be sweet enough by itself, but I did add a little sugar to mine this time.

Ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Water
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Sugar (optional)

 

This post is linked at A Thrifty Mom and Little Natural Cottage.

6 Responses to “Homemade Applesauce”

  1. I make applesauce pretty much every year. I would add just a 1/2 cup of water to the large pot when cooking it and like you add cinnamon but also a little nutmeg. We’ve never used sugar, and my boys like it chunky so I just use a potato masher to mash them to consistency we liked. I’ve never understood why the store bought applesauce needs so many sweeteners in it, it doesn’t even taste like real applesauce to me.

  2. Yummy! I make batches in the crock pot.

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