Last year, we made it with a big fancy machine that squeezes the insides out and catches the skin and core. But it’s a tad bit messy and takes a strong arm to turn the handle. Here I’m sharing how to make homemade applesauce all by hand – so easy.
Recipe for Homemade Applesauce
- 4 apples – any apples you have on hand, we used fuji
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of honey – optional
- knife or apple slicer
- large pot
4 apples makes about 2 cups
Peel the apples with a knife. Or an apple peeler would be best if you have one. And apple peeler isn’t very expensive and I use mine all the time.
You can always use an apple corer, which cores the apple as well, yay!
Toss the apples in a large saucepan filled with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.
Turn heat to low and continue to boil until the apples are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
Drain the water out and pour tender apples into a blender. Blend them to a puree. Add a dash of cinnamon and blend again.
Give it a taste and see if you need more. If my apples aren’t sweet enough, I’ll sometimes add about 1 tsp of honey.
Pour into bowls and you have a perfect snack for you and the kids. We ate it right away and it was delicious, still warm from the cooking. It’s one of our favorite fall snacks. And a great way to use up all your apples if you have a tree or if you buy apples in a big bag!
You can easily freeze a large batch of this if you put it in a freezer safe container, then pull out for later. Perfect treat for making ahead of time. Enjoy!
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