Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I had some apples I wanted to use up, and I found this recipe for homemade applesauce in The Pillsbury Cookbook (1995). I used 1/2 cup turbinado sugar, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. This recipe actually calls for 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of sugar, but I thought 1/2 cup was sweet enough (add more sugar if you prefer). I learned something new...if you want a chunky applesauce, cook the water and sugar with the apples because most fruits keep their shape when cooked in a sugar-water mixture. They become saucelike when cooked in water (and you add the sugar after it's cooked down). Personally, I thought this applesauce was sweet like a dessert, but it's also quite delicious (and your house smells great). Who knew making applesauce could be so simple and delicious compared to the tasteless stuff they sell at the store?
- 6 -8 medium apples, peeled and quartered
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup sugar or 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In large saucepan, combine apples and water.
- Bring to a boil and cover.
- Simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in cinnamon and sugar and cook until thoroughly heated.
Very good applesauce. used white sugar and turned out great in no time at all.
Very good! I used brown sugar and a whole cinnamon stick instead of ground cinnamon. I used my stick blender to smooth it a bit.
Very tasty! I only used 1/4 cup of brown sugar as I think apples are pretty close to sweet enough already, but followed the instructions otherwise.