Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Homemade Applesauce

I have made applesauce so many times over the years . . .but today I made it a little differently.  And it was so good.  This is just a general explanation but it's so easy . . .not too many directions needed!

30 - 40 apples (I used a mixture of Empires and Cortlands)
sugar to taste 
cinnamon to taste

Peel and quarter the apples.  Place in large stock pot and cook over medium heat till apples break down and get very soft.  Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes . . . to cool a bit.  Use a potato masher to break apples down to a chunky sauce.  Add sugar and cinnamon as desired.  (I used about 1/2 c sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.)  

[Another option if you're doing a large amount of apples . . . Peel and quarter and place in deep baking pan.  Roast in the 350* oven till soft and "squishy."  Remove from oven and cool a bit.  Then mash as before.]

I served this warm with dinner and it was such a great "comfort food" feeling!  Now I need to go get more apples to do a lot more applesauce!


  1. Made it in a roasting pan like you mentioned. Turned out great! I'd never done it that way before, but its so much easier. Thank you!

  2. Becca!!!! Glad you tried it! It is easier and soooo tasty!