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
- 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!
- Place the peeled, cored and chopped apple pieces into a large saucepan. Add the liquid (either cider, apple juice or water) to the pan.
- Add int any optional ingredients that you would like (cinnamon, lemon juice, salt)
- Cook the apples over a medium to medium low heat until the apples are soft and mushy.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve warm or cold. Sprinkled with a dusting or cinnamon or plain.