Simple Homemade Applesauce
This makes just 1 1/2 cups of applesauce. From Great American Home Cooking (Collector's Issue 1998)
- Ready In:
- 2 large tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
- Place apples, water, and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Mash sugar into the apples; cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove cinnamon stick; cool and store in a tightly covered bowl in the refrigerator.
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This is wonderful applesauce--so much better (and fresher) than anything that's available in a jar!! I used organic Granny Smith apples, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and a tiny dash of ground cinnamon (my cinnamon sticks were not very fresh, and didn't give the sauce much cinnamon flavor). The results were perfect! I can hardly believe that applesauce this good is so easy to make! My only change next time will be to double the recipe! Thanks so much for posting this Vino Girl!!Reply
This was very good. Hubby said it reminded him of his babysitter's applesauce (45 years ago), making it just like this. Well, you know I gotta put it in the keeper file because of this alone. I also liked the fact it was so easy and the apples weren't all mushy (like the applesauce you buy in the jars). Thanks again.Reply
I made this with American Cameo apples, no sugar and no cinnamon. I actually just wanted to have some unsweetened applesauce on hand to substitute for oil in baking. So, I whipped some of this up and used it in recipe #213594. Because I didn't want any chunks, I pureed in the blender. It made a little over 1 1/2 cups. I think I will use some of it for recipe #94648 next. Thanks for an easy method to make a healthy substitute for baking. This is actually also a prefect way to make applesauce for babies, just puree after cooking, and I would avoid the sugar for babies, but they would love it!1Reply
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