By What's Cooking? on December 21, 2006
Photo by Nourish 365 Project
Photo by Nourish 365 Project
"A quick, easy homemade applesauce recipe that I served with potato latkes this year. It has no added sugar, which makes it a better option for diabetics and low-carb people and others who avoid cane sugar. But if you prefer a sweeter sauce, add 1/2 cup of sugar. I recommend using 1/2 sweet apples (I like Braeburn) and 1/2 tart apples (Granny Smith, for example). Don't leave out the salt, it's a necessary ingredient for a good applesauce!"
Serving Size: 1 (286 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Here's a very, very good recipe for a nice tasting applesauce! I did cut back on the cinnamon & nutmeg [but still wanted the taste of them in there], & since I like my sauce chunky, I carefully watched while cooking, & when the apples were just a little tender, I removed about 1/4 of the chunky apples, leaving the rest to get really soft. When the cooking was done, I returned the reserved tender chunks to the mix & voila!! Thanks so much for the very fine recipe!"
"Fantastic! I did peel my apples and just threw in two cinnamon sticks when boiling and squeezed in juice from 1/2 a lemon, also didn't have nutmeg but sprinkled in a little apple pie spice that I had. I mashed it with my potatoe masher, it came out perfect, thank you!!"
"I made this with all McIntosh apples and one granny smith apple (just what I had on hand). I cut out the nutmeg because I didn't have any. This applesauce is plenty sweet with sugar added and it has such a nice crisp taste. I really enjoyed making it, too. Who knew peeling and coring apples could be so relaxing?"
"Made this using pears instead. Excellent! The kids love it."
"Really good and so simple to prepare! Thanks for sharing!"
"Quick is right but I think you should add delicious. I scaled it back as I only had two granny smith apples and was making for the DM and myself to go with our pork chops tonight but well we had to have a taste test and lets just say it won't be going on the pork chops tonight - all eaten. Well have to go to the supermarket so will pick up some more apples so we can have it on our pork chops and oh mine was ready in 16 minutes. Thank you What's Cooking, made as an extra in Everyday A Holiday."
"Almost 4 1/2 stars. I want to make this again using the kind of apples suggested in the introduction. I think I used a mix of Macintosh and Lobo apples. I omitted the nutmeg because of it's intoxicant properties and added a pinch of allspice in its place. I found the lemon slices were makeing the sauce bitter (maybe my particular lemons were more bitter than usual) I took them out before the apples were done. I did peel all my apples and used sea salt. I found it needed sugar this time because of the bitterness and used a dark brown sugar at almost 1/2 cup as suggested. We ate these with your Recipe #201068 and plain yogurt for breakfast which was good. I would like to try this recipe again as stated as I think it would be five stars."
"I made a huge batch of this and canned it. It tastes wonderful! I didn't have lemon slices so I just sprinkled in a little lemon juice. Made it with my 8 year old DD and she thought I was crazy for adding salt and no sugar to the applesauce!"
"wonderful & simple. I made this recipe for my baby & she loves it (0h, so does my DH!!) !"