A simple recipe on how to make applesauce. Control the amount of sugar in your applesauce by making your own applesauce and adjusting the measurements.
Wondering how to make applesauce?
Applesauce is really quick and easy to make. This time of year you can get a great deal on fresh apples so it is a great time to give this a try. Once you make fresh applesauce and you control how much sugar is added, you will not want to go back to store bought applesauce!
This isn’t an exact measurement recipe. This is more a basic “How To” so you can create your own applesauce recipe. You will sweeten the applesauce to your taste so take note of you own measurements. Use whichever apples are your favorite. I use Golden Delicious.
The end of Summer and early Fall is when apples are in season and you can get them at there lowest price in the grocery stores. So load up and make your own homemade applesauce.
If cutting extra sugar out of your diet or your kid’s diet is a goal you are trying to achieve this homemade applesauce is for you. There is so much added sugar in store bought applesauce. Applesauce really doesn’t need that much sugar.
One of the great things about cutting out extra sugar from your diet is that over time natural sweet foods like apples taste even sweeter than before. It is like all that added sugar numbs your tastes buds. Besides homemade fresh applesauce tastes amazing. It is the best applesauce you will ever have.
Love apples? Check out my Apple Muffin recipe!
I know the convenience of store bought applesauce is appealing. But you will feel better about what you are putting into your body when you make your own applesauce. Applesauce is one of those recipes that is so simple but still you have to ask, How do you make applesauce? That is why I wrote this post.
A quick reference for How to Make Applesauce.
How to Make Applesauce
- Minimum of 3 apples: peeled cored, and chopped.
- sugar to taste or omit.
- cinnamon to taste or omit
Place apples in a pot. Add just enough water to cover the apples. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. About 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the water.
Place apples in a food processor and puree. If you want a chunky applesauce use a potato masher and mash until you get your desired consistency.
Add sugar and/or cinnamon to taste.
Cinnamon is a strong spice. If you are going to add cinnamon start with 1/8 tsp and add more to taste.