Monday, October 8, 2012

Homemade apple sauce

As a girl who could eat fruit all day, every day (seriously .. I challenge you to a fruit-off) – this homemade apple sauce is one of my favorites.

And since it’s homemade, it seems more appropriate for adulthood. 

And silences questions when you bust out applesauce at work. Especially when you are younger than most colleagues by at least 15 years. You can imagine the jokes that ensue.

But when you say, “I made it last night with apples that I picked myself” people seem to let applesauce slide.

Microwavable corndogs, though? You’ll never live that one down.

I digress.

I have to thank my wonderful mother in law for showing me how easy this is to make. With her apple peeler / slicer this takes her only minutes. I have altered her recipe a little as far as the spices / sugar goes.


1 cup of water
1/3 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon

Start with 8 peeled apples. Remove the core, and chop into large chunks.

Place the apples and the water in the bottom of a lidded pot. Cover in the cinnamon and sugar. Boil covered for 10 minutes.

Place the cooked apples and the liquid in a blender and blend until smooth. (Or less, if you like chunky applesauce).

It’s that simple! And delicious warm, as well!

This recipe is very forgiving .. add as little or as much cinnamon as you like. If you’d rather use Truvia or Splenda, it works just as well. I think for my next batch, I am going to try skipping the additional sugar. I'm hoping the fresh picked apples will be sweet enough.

Fall bucket list cross-off:
  • Make homemade apple sauce with the fresh picked apples

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally stealing this recipe. I do love me some applesauce!