How To Make Homemade Applesauce
Applesauce is one of the easiest recipes to make from scratch. It only takes thirty-five minutes from start to finish. Make it chunky or smooth, it's the perfect comfort food.
Servings 3 cups
- 6 assorted apples
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Wash your apples. Core and cut them up into one-inch cubes.
Place apples in a heavy-bottom pot with a half of a cup of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer. Stir occasionally.
After about 10 minutes, test them with a potato masher. If they begin to crumble, cook them for about 5 more minutes. When they're plump and translucent, they're ready to mash.
You can use your wire masher or immersion blender right in the pot. Keep blending, checking ever 10 seconds until your applesauce has the consistency you like. Skins and all are emulsified and your applesauce is pink!Then add some cinnamon, stir and you're done.
Maybe you're like me and you like it smooth, then whirl it through your food processor or blender. Carefully now. It's hot. Just pulse it a few times until you get the consistency you like.
Finally, transfer it to a jar. Pouring through a funnel like this will make it easier and less messy. Refrigerate it for a few hours and enjoy.