Homemade Applesauce

17 Nov

Last year, I split a couple cases of apples from Bountiful Baskets with friends.  With some of the apples, I made homemade applesauce, which both of my kids enjoyed.  Recently, there was a case of fuji apples available, so I ordered it and split the apples with some friends.  Then, we moved, then I broke my glass blender pitcher (a very sad day), so applesauce got put on hold.  I was able to get a very similar blender this week, and the apples are still good to go, so it was time to make applesauce.

Homemade Applesauce

What you need:

8-10 apples, in variety of your choice
2 cups water
1 tsp cinnamon

How to make it:

Wash, peel, core and slice the apples.  I have 2 little helpers who love getting to wind the apple peeler/corer/slicer we have.  This invention makes the whole apple prep process go pretty quick.  It makes the apple into a sliced spiral, which I then cut into fourths.

Add the sliced apples to a large pot, along with the water and cinnamon.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for about an hour or so, until apples are nice and mushy.

Pour cooked apples into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.  My new to me blender worked perfectly for this.

Then, serve or put into containers of your choice.  This made 3 cups of applesauce, so I put 1 cup into each of the 3 containers that I had on hand.

My kids were already in bed by the time this was finished, but it will be a nice addition to breakfast or a good snack!

2 Responses to “Homemade Applesauce”


  1. Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting « My Gems of Parenting - December 17, 2011

    […] cup white sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil or applesauce (I used Homemade Applesauce since I was out of vegetable oil) 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet […]


  2. Cherry Apple Fruit Leather « My Gems of Parenting - July 19, 2012

    […] stems and pits removed (I used a whole bag, which was about 2 1/4 lbs of cherries) 1/2 cup Homemade Applesauce (alternatively, you could core, peel, slice, and chop an apple or 2 to cook with the cherries) […]


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