Quick Homemade Apple Sauce -No added sugar-
Makes 2 Pints
When early October hits, with chilly mornings and warms days, it makes me want to head to Walters Farm and pick pumpkins and apples. Growing up every Fall my dad, sister and I would head to Walters and make memories that I still hold dear to my heart. Being able to eat an apple while picking apples, to come home with, is so fun to me. Here in the Pacific Northwest everyone spends at least one day at Greenbluff making these same memories. You can grab a Fall beer, apple cider, or hot cocoa and stand around the fire pit waiting to get on the tractor to head out to the apple orchard and pick your heart out. After picking way too many apples we head home and the applesauce making starts. The reason I don’t add sugar to mine is because the apples to me are sweet enough. If you are using a more sour apple you may want to add some sugar to it. My go to apple is Honeycrisp. I pick out that ones that maybe bruised or are softer since you can’t tell in applesauce.
I love baking with applesauce as a substitute for many things, but especially love it in my banana bread. Click here to check out my banana bread recipe. Have you ever tried it on grilled cheese? Sound weird? My husband introduced me to this. I used to think it was so weird too and it took awhile for me to actually try. Now, I LOVE it. Give it a try, trust me!
- 8 Apples of your choice (I use Honeycrisp)
- 1/2 teaspoon on cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- Skin, core and chop apples (save skins and cores and make apple cider vinegar click here for recipe).
- Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
- Simmer for 20 minutes.
- Using a blender (I use The Ninja) dump in everything from sauce pan CAREFUL it will be VERY hot!
- Pulse blend a few times if you like it chunky or for smooth blend for 2 minutes.
- Let cool and place in mason jars.
It lasts up to 7 to 10 days in the fridge
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These cute jars are great for when your giving canned goods as a gift or just for you to enjoy.