Homemade applesauce is simple and delicious. There are many applications for it. I enjoy it on pork chops or any cut of pork for that matter. It also makes a great snack solo.
As with all my recipes, there are a few cooking tips. I usually use a high quality apple such as Cortland, McIntosh, or golden delicious. You can use your favorite apples, however. I use a blender in this recipe so cooking the apples for 25 minutes suffices. If you don’t have a blender and plan to use a fork or potato masher, I suggest cooking them for an extra 10 minutes or so. I use brown sugar because I like the taste. It does, however, make the applesauce a little on the dark side. If you want a lighter colored sauce, simply use white sugar. This will store nicely in the fridge for a few days. If you want to double the recipe, you can store it a jar for future use.
- 4 – large apples, cut into wedges
- 2/3 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
- Servings: 4-5
- Time: 45 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: American
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- Peel the apples. Cut them in halves and then into smaller wedges. Cut out the cores.
- Place the apples, water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a sauce pan. Cook them over medium heat for about 25 minutes until the apples are soft. Allow them to cool for a few minutes. Place them into a blender and pulse for a few minutes. Then, turn the blender to the lowest speed and progressively increase to the highest. Blend them for three minutes or so.
- Pour the apple sauce into a bowl, and use it for your favorite application.