Thursday, March 10, 2011

Homemade Applesauce

Hi guys! I am on a make from scratch homemade kick. I totally lucked out with apples being on sale, so I figured I would make some applesauce for the family. It's one of our favorite treats around our house. We cook it up with the "gluten eating" daughter and husband's oatmeal, I use it in baking, and it's always a tasty snack.

To make your own applesauce start out with a bunch of apples. I know....big surprise eh?

Now peel and core 8 cups worth.

So I have to tell ya, I bought myself an auto peeler/slicer contraption at a black Friday sale for $10. It is one of my most favoritest gizmo's in my kitchen. I had to show you the remnants of my peeling frenzy ;)

Now toss the apples and 1 1/2 cups water in either a slow cooker or a saucepan. Now it's up to you, but I really like the taste of slowcooked apples. Plus, it makes your house taste SO darned GOOD! So here are your cooking times. If using a saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until apples are very tender. If using a slowcooker, place ingredients inside then cook on high for about 5-6 hours. When apples are cooked, transfer into a blender and lightly pulse a few times to break up any chunks.

Now if you like spice, add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the apples while cooking.If you like spicy and sweet, add 1/2 cup sugar or splenda along with the cinnamon. You can actually use any sweetener in any amount to your taste. It's completely up to you.


Homemade Applesauce

8 cups peeled and cored apples
1 1/2 cups water
*optional* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar or splenda, or any amount of sweetener to your taste.

Place ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until apples are tender.Or place ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 5-6 hours.Pour into a blender and pulse a few times to break up any chunks. This recipe will make 4 cups of applesauce.


  1. I bet that homemade applesauce is delicious. I keep wanting to try to make my own :)

  2. yay! I am SO going to get some apples this weekend! :D

  3. Yes, you guys SHOULD make your own applesauce :) I'm tellin ya, the smell from the apples and the cinnamon in your house is FAR better than any candle could provide. Plus, the best part is you get to EAT it ;)

  4. I like that in the post you say how good your house tastes. :)