Recipe: Homemade Applesauce
Applesauce (essentially puréed apples) are such a good food to heat and up and eat warm on a cold, rainy day like today. I know this recipe is really simple, but I love it so much it can’t hurt to post it.
When I first went to make my own applesauce, I was surprised to find most recipes still had extra sugar on top of the natural sugars found in the apples. I don’t add in the extra sugars since I don’t really think it’s necessary, but I guess if you have a more tart flavour apple, you could try stevia or something similar.
What you’ll need
- 8 apples, peeled and diced (Choose a sweet variety. I love using Granny Smith)
- 1 cup of water
- Cinnamon, to taste
- Allspice, to taste
How to make it
- Add your diced apple and water into a large pot.
- Add cinnamon and allspice to taste.
- Bring to a boil (when the water boils), then reduce to a low simmer for around 20 minutes, or until the apples are cooked down into a chunky sauce/purée.
- Optional – if your sauce looks too watery, you could strain a bit of the liquid out before processing it.
- Turn off the heat and let the sauce cool down a little before using a hand mixer or food processor to purée the applesauce.
- Pour the sauce into a container or jar and you’re done!