Simply Delicious Applesauce

It’s hard to resist homemade applesauce!

Applesauce is a delicious and nutritious snack or dessert. Serve it warm or cold with or without a sprinkle of cinnamon. Make it natural or with a bit of sugar. The possibilities are endless!

  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Temperature: Medium low
  • Servings: 4
  • Author Deb Chad

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks. (I prefer Pink Lady, Sugar Bee, Pacific Rose, or Honey Crisp because they are a sweeter apple)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or cider (water will work too, just not as tasty)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (optional) (if using fresh squeezed lemons use 2 tsp.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional) (You can also use white sugar if you prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Note: As you can see, you are welcome to add the optional ingredients OR you can simply use apples and a liquid of choice to make a delicious applesauce. 🙂 Yummy!

Directions:

  1. Place the peeled, cored and chopped apple pieces into a large saucepan. Add the liquid (either cider, apple juice or water) to the pan.
  2. Add int any optional ingredients that you would like (cinnamon, lemon juice, salt)
  3. Cook the apples over a medium to medium low heat until the apples are soft and mushy.
  4. For a chunky applesauce, mash the apples in the pan with a potato masher or a wooden spoon so that you have a combo of smooth sauce sprinkled with apple chunks.
  5. For a smooth applesauce, cook the apples a bit longer until most of them have broken down into a sauce. Use a potato masher to smush up any remaining chunks. Another option, is to add the apple mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  6. Serve warm or cold. Sprinkled with a dusting or cinnamon or plain.

ENJOY! 🙂

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