Friday, September 23, 2011

Homemade Applesauce

With Fall upon us, I was in the mood to make some homemade applesauce.  If you've never tried it, you're in for a wonderful surprise!  I like to use  cooking apples, leave the skins on, & once cooked, put the apples through a food mill.  If you don't have a food mill, then peel & core your apples, cut them in chunks & follow the recipe & you'll have chunky applesauce. You can use a potato masher to break down the apples after they're cooked.   Either way, once you try homemade, you will love it!!
These measurements are approximate:

4 cooking apples
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
1/2 t. cinnamon
freshly grated nutmeg, optional
brown sugar, depending on sweetness that you like (I used 1/8 cup)

Wash the apples & cut in fourths & remove the core.  Cut the fourths into chunks & put in a heavy saucepan.  Add the water, sugar & spices.  Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn to a simmer & cover.  Every so often, stir the apples to break them down.  You will need to cook them until they are they are mushy & tender, which could take 1/2 hour - 1 hour.

Now you are ready to put the apples through the food mill & then enjoy your homemade applesauce!

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  1. My grandsons love homemade applesauce! It's a sweet autumn treat they enjoy thoroughly - as soon as those leaves begin to fall, they start asking. Thanks for a lovely visit for PInk Saturday.

  2. My favorite! I am waiting to find some Honeycrisp apples to make some with.
    I love your pretty sweet bowl too :)

  3. I have been looking for the perfect applesauce recipe (really, I just want to have an excuse to finally use my food mill!). Your recipe seems delicious and easy. I'll have to give this a try.


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