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Have you ever been faced with the dilemma I recently found myself facing. What in the heck and I going to do with all of these apples! We stopped at our local and favorite apple orchard over the weekend and we bought way to many apples. I thought of making apple pie filling again but I decided not too. I settled on making some applesauce. We love applesauce and when I make my own I can add as much or as little sweetener as I like.
Making your own applesauce is really very easy, in fact it’s down right simple. Peel, simmer and mash. That’s about it! Peel as many apples as you’d like, I like to use several different kinds of apples. Simmer apples with a pinch of salt and a splash or two of apple cider over medium-low heat until apples are fork tender. This will take an hour or so. Remove from heat, using an immersion blender, mash apples until smooth. Pour into clean, sterilized glass jars. Cool. Store in the refrigerator.
Well Worth the Effort
Homemade is so much better than jarred store bought applesauce. It's super, duper easy to make too.
- 6 to 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced or cubed
- 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan, except cinnamon.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover.
Simmer apples, 20 minutes or until apples are fork tender.
Remove from heat and mash apples using a potato masher or immersion blender.
Stir in ground cinnamon and serve.
Recipe Note: Large batches of applesauce can be canned for later use. Go to: "Pick Your Own" for "how to" directions and recipe. Pick Your Own