Homemade Applesauce

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This is the easiest and quickest recipe for a tasty (and healthy) homemade treat!

Homemade Applesauce

3 Jonagold apples (soft apples)

1 Braeburn apple (tart & firm apple)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Cut the apples into small pieces and place into pan.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar over the apples.
  • Turn the heat to a medium temperature.
  • Cover and allow to cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Turn down the heat, remove the lid, and stir.
  • The apples should have softened and there should be juice in the bottom of the pan.
  • Mash the apples with a potato masher.
  • Add the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve!
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Notes:

This recipe can be adapted an endless number of ways!

Other things I have added to the applesauce at various times include:

  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Raisins
  • More or less sugar, depending on the sweetness of the apples
  • Vanilla
  • Honey
  • Various spices including – allspice or ginger

    In the photos, you can see I chose not to peel the apples. For a less rustic applesauce, peel the apples before slicing them.

    This applesauce is a perfect side to any meal. It is also excellent served warm over vanilla ice cream!

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