Oct 15, 2012

easy homemade applesauce

There are some things in life that I never thought to make myself.  

You just kind of get used to the way it's always been done (pre packaged nonsense) and forget that a much tastier, home made version is an option!

Two examples: 
1.) Mac n Cheese.  

I never, ever liked the boxed version.  
And then I discovered the amazing at home version, thanks to Martha Stewart.

2.) Applesauce.  
Ridiculously easy, and with more flavor than I ever dreamed.

If you've never made applesauce, you have to give it a try.  
Apples are in season at every farm stand right now, and it is so easy to make the most yummy, sweet, natural, comfort food!

Here's what you need:

4 apples (I prefer Gravenstein- slightly sweet and tart, great baking apple)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon + extra

Peel, core, and slice apples.  Place in large saucepan and cover with water, sugar, and cinnamon.
Place lid on saucepan and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are soft.
Allow to cool slightly, and then mash.
I usually like to add a dash extra of cinnamon here because often it bubbles over a bit in the pot while it's cooking.

Serve warm or cold, you won't believe how yummy it is!

{Cover and refrigerate extras.}


  1. This is a easy one too! I make mine in a crockpot and add brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpki pie spice and cinnamon. Makes the home smell amazing!

  2. Oh that looks yummy! Have to give it a try. I'm just catching up and wanted to say I am so sorry about your FIL. Your family is in my prayers.

  3. That looks soooo good! My kids won't touch store bought applesauce, but I've never made it, but I think they'll love this!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  4. I make homemade applesauce too. My recipe is for the microwave and the blender. I love it and so does my husband.


  5. Yum. I'm getting my pork chops ready for this delicious recipe.


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