There is nothing better than homemade applesauce. Using fresh apples, this applesauce can be made to your level of sweetness and texture. Make enough for dinner or make enough to can it. Easy to make and has an amazing flavor, you will be amazed at how easy it is to make homemade applesauce.
Use this easy homemade applesauce as a side dish when you make Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken.
Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe
So many people think it is hard to make homemade applesauce. It truly isn’t. With this simple recipe, you will have the best tasting applesauce and it takes less than an hour. When you make it yourself, you get to control what goes into it. Whether you like your applesauce tart or sweet, chunky or smooth or organic, you get applesauce that is tailored to your preferences.
- Ground cinnamon
How to Make Applesauce
Peel the apples, remove the cores and chop the apples into bite sized chucks.
Add the apples to a large pot or dutch oven.
Add the sugar, cinnamon, and water to the pot.
Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 18-20 minutes. Cook until the apples are very soft.
Remove from the heat and uncover the pot.
Mash the apples while they are hot with a potato masher until it reaches the desired consistency.
Serve the apple sauce warm.
Tips for Canning Homemade Applesauce
When you are canning apple sauce you want to add a little lemon to it. This will prevent the apple sauce from getting brown.
Make sure the jars are sterilized well.
Add the apple sauce to the hot jars using a canning ladle.
Remove the air and fill the jars, leaving about a 1/2 inch of space at the top.
Once you have processed the apple sauce jars for about 20 minutes in a water bath, leave the jars alone for 24 hours.
Then check the seals. The seals should not flex up and down.
Can I Add Other Fruits To My Applesauce Recipe?
I have seen apple sauce at the grocery store that has several other flavors with it. My favorite fruits to add are strawberry and pears. I have also seen bananas in it. You can add whatever fruits that you like with the apple sauce.
Homemade Apple Sauce
- 5-6 large apples
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- Peel, core, and chop the apples into bite-sized chunks. Pour the apples into a large pot or Dutch oven.
- Add the sugar, cinnamon, and water to the apples in the pot. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 18-20 minutes until the apples are very soft. Uncover the pot and remove from the heat.
- Mash the hot apple sauce with a potato masher until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve the apple sauce warm.