Homemade Applesauce

November 19, 2013

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Homemade applesauce

Christopher requested that I make homemade applesauce this week. It’s actually pretty easy and tastes a whole lot better than anything store bought. Fall is also the perfect time to make applesauce because I love the fall apples!

For this recipe I used a combination of honey crisp and jonagold apples. Half and half.

First, you just need to peel and cut up a bunch of apples. I used 10 to make about a spaghetti jar full. Don’t worry about making it pretty. I just rough peel and cut into smaller chunks.

Homemade applesauce

Put all of the apples into a put large enough to hold them. Add 1 cup of apple juice. You could also use apple cider for more of a kick or water for a milder flavor.

Homemade applesauce

Add in 1T of apple cider vinegar and 1t of lemon juice. This helps keep the apples from turning brown or getting sour.

Homemade applesauce

Add in 1 cup of brown sugar. I also add in 2T of cinnamon and 2t of nutmeg. You could also add in ground cloves for even more of an autumn flavor.

Homemade applesauce

Stir it all up and coat the apples with the juice, sugar and spices. Put the lid on the pot and cook for about 30 minutes on med-high. Your apples will be all soft and mushy. You will also be glad you cut them into chunks earlier.

Homemade applesauce

You have a couple options here. For a smooth applesauce, put the entire mixture in a food processor. If you like yours with apple chunks like we do, just take a wisk and stir the apples around. They break up pretty easily. Use the wisk or a fork to break up any large pieces.

Homemade applesauce

And there you have it. Peeling the apples is really the hardest part. You may never buy applesauce from the store again.

Homemade applesauce

 

 

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