Homemade Applesauce

Written by Dionna on October 12th, 2010

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Recipes

A simple recipe for delicious applesauce, and easy enough for little ones to help.

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

1 dozen apples
3/4 cup water
Cinnamon to taste (I used about 1 tsp)

1. Core and peel your apples. We also cut ours in half even after using the apple corer, thinner slices = less cooking time.

2. Put apples in a large pot and pour in the water. The water should definitely *not* cover the apples, just add enough to cover the bottom of your pot. Your apples will cook down and add more water after simmering.

3. Simmer on medium low for approx. 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Once apples are mashable (check with a fork), put them in a blender or food processor. I blended about a cup at a time. I used the ice crusher/pulse button on my blender, then used the liquefy button after they were sufficiently chopped up. My mom mashes hers with a potato masher; I like mine smoother. (Add more of the water from the pot to make your sauce runnier, less to make it thicker.)

5. Cool and eat.

Yields 12-15 cups of applesauce.

It also freezes well, so make a double batch and put half in the freezer for later.

About The Author: Dionna

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Dionna is co-founder of Natural Parents Network. She blogs about natural parenting and life with a toddler-almost-preschooler at Code Name: Mama. She also co-founded NursingFreedom.org, a site dedicated to normalizing breastfeeding anytime, anywhere.

3 Responses to Homemade Applesauce

  1. Trevor @ Tootlee  

    Homemade food is great for kids. My kids love helping make applesauce. We use an apple peeler corer slicer, which makes getting the apples ready to cook much faster.

    We are going to be canning up our years worth of apple sauce this Friday. For $24 dollars and some time it’s also a cheap way to eat some good food.

    We use the hot canning method where you just heat the jars up in the oven then add the fresh hot cooked applesauce to the jars; Add the lid and they seal without having to boil the jars. It makes canning much faster.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Zoie @ TouchstoneZ  

    Apples are on sale right now, plus I want to get proactive about or apple tree this year. I was just trolling around for an applesauce recipe and then saw this one at the bottom of the muffin tin meals post. Perfect! Thank you.