I woke up this morning with the idea of making applesauce with the gala apples that had become soft. So I jumped out of bed (funny, right?) to start on the sauce.
I actually didn’t intend this to be a blog post, so I didn’t take pictures of chopping and cooking.
I washed, peeled, and chopped apples into large cubes and tossed them into my blender till it reached 6 CUPS.
I then, using my blender, pureed the apples with a little water. If I had a food processor, I would not have had to add water.
After all the chopped apples were pureed, I added it to a pot of 1/2 cup of water, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp of cloves. I turned it to medium high heat and waited for it to come to a boil. After a couple of minutes, I turned the heat down to medium low and let the applesauce simmer for 30 minutes.
Store in a glass container like a mason jar.
- 6 cups chopped apples; washed and peeled
- 1/2 cup water; plus a little more if you are pureeing in a blender like me
- 1 tsp cinnamon (more or less)
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- food processor or blender
Reasons I would rather make my own applesauce:
- No added sugar
- No added preservatives or artificial flavoring
- No high fructose corn syrup
- I know exactly what I’m putting in it
- Tastes great on all my breakfast foods and most snacks
- A way to get rid of soft apples
Happy Applesauce Making!
- Have you ever made applesauce before?