Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Homemade Applesauce

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Do you ever get stuck in a rut on a specific ingredient and you just think it's the best? Don't want to try anything new?  Well let me tell you I learned my lesson with a new applesauce recipe the other day.
I'm was firm believer in Granny Smith apples for all my apple pies and thought they were the best for my applesauce too.  

Then I can across this recipe over at Atkinson Drive and it looked so delicious that I just had to try it.  Guess what?  I used a new kind of apple in my recipe and it was DELICIOUS!  More sweet and appley flavored then ever before. I will forever make my applesauce using this recipe.  Thanks Sam :)

Here's what you need:
8-10 apples (I used 6 Fuji and 3 Gala) I think a mix of apples you normally eat is perfect.
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar, depending on the sweetness of your apples
1 cup water
1/2 - 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Wash and peel the apples then cube and place them in a large stockpot.
Add the sugar and water and give it a good stir.
Cover and simmer for 25-45 minutes depending on how high you are simmering and how large your cubes of apples are.  Mine took about a total of 40 minutes.
Give it a good mashing with a potato masher, or as you can see mine was in the wash and I used a whisk.  It worked fine, just took a little longer.  
If you are omitting the cinnamon, cool completely then store in the fridge until ready to use.

If you are adding the cinnamon add 1/2 - 1 tsp. (or more) stirring until fully incorporated and desired flavor is achieved.  Cook an additional 5 minutes to dissolve the cinnamon completely.

Cool completely and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Mmmmm, the best applesauce ever.

Serves - 6-8 depending on the size of your apples

Here's the handy printable - Homemade Applesauce 
Recipe adapted from - Atkinson Drive 
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  1. That looks so good! I need to try this... I'm doing apple recipes all week on my blog but already have them planned out or I would have to make this applesauce.
    I guess that means I'll just make it for fun :)

  2. When I run out of applesauce (I usually but it) I make at home
    And yes - I use Granny Smith :)
    Must try this version
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Look delicious! I'd love these with some pork chops! Thanks for linking up at

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen


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