How to Make Applesauce

by Melanie

Remember all those apples I bought? Well, still have some left so here’s another recipe using apples, as a main ingredient.  It would be impossible to have all those apples and not make applesauce. Fresh homemade applesauce is delicious. It is perfect as a healthy snack or as a side with pork chops or chicken. I make applesauce without the sugar. If this is the first time making applesauce either skip the sugar or add only half the sugar, you really won’t miss it.

It is very easy to make applesauce at home. You can make it on the stove, in the microwave or in yourslowcooker. 

Ingredients for Applesauce

  • 3 pounds apples (about 8 apples)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • optional – about 1/3 cup granulated sugar OR 1/3 cup brown sugar

Directions for Making Applesauce

Wash, peel and cut apples into fourths; remove seeds. Place in large pot, add water and then with medium heat/flame bring to boil. Be sure to stir every couple minutes. When apples and water begin to boil lower heat/flame and simmer for ten minutes. Again be sure to stir every 2 minutes or so. Now add cinnamon and nutmeg. If desired, add the sugar. Stir and bring back to boiling. Boil for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool and enjoy! Be sure to refrigerate.

To make in the microwave, use only 1/2 cup water. Place all ingredients into microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for about 12-15 minutes stopping to stir and mush apples every 3 minutes. Be careful when removing cover.

To make in crock pot, throw all ingredients into crock pot, cover and cook on high setting for about 2 hours, a little longer if needed. Do not remove cover while cooking. Stir and mush apples if needed. 

Homemade applesauce is delicious and without the sugar is a healthy snack. The aroma of the apples cooking is wonderful. If you want you can easily cut the recipe in half to make a smaller batch. Remember, this is a perfect way to use apples that are a little bruised.

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