If you’re looking for an easy way to use up those bags of orchard-picked apples from last weekend, this is it. This applesauce recipe is the simplest of the simple – a food processor/blender isn’t required and the apple skins don’t even have to be cut off. All you need is a pot and a fork. And unlike some store-bought applesauces this homemade version doesn’t have unnecessary amounts of sugar, making it a healthy snack option. Add cinnamon and a bit of honey for that classic childhood taste, or experiment with add-ins like dried cranberries, walnuts or granola. If you’re a serious applesauce fan, learn how to bake with it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
3 or 4 apples (roughly 4 cups of cubed apples)
1 cup water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Sugar and honey to taste
1. Rinse apples and cut each apple into wedges (8-10 per apple).
2. Cut wedges into small cubes and put into pot.
3. Add 1 cup of water and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon .
4. Cover pot and boil on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
5. For the last 10 minutes, lower the heat and stir more frequently. Use a fork or masher to mash up apples as they break down.
6. Add sugar, honey, or more cinnamon to taste.