Talking about apples always reminds me of that board game Apples to Apples – has anyone else played it? We played it as a family at Christmas last year and it made me laugh to the point of tears!
Anyways, as you’ve probably already guessed, this post is about applesauce! After I went apple picking with my family a few five weeks ago (err, so I’m a bit behind in my posting), I had a ton of apples to use up so I decided to try making a batch.
I’d never made it before, so I thought it would be hard, but it turned out to be a breeze to make! Actually, the hardest part was peeling the apples, which was kind of a pain in the butt, but totally worth it to make this applesauce. I couldn’t believe how sweet it turned out without even using any sugar!
Easy homemade applesauce | No added sugar
Makes ~4 cups
2.5 lbs golden delicious apples (~8-10 small ones)
1/2 cup water
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
Wash, peel, and slice the apples, then place them in a pot with 1/2 cup of water and cinnamon. Bring to a boil then lower heat and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, making sure to stir often and use your spoon to break up the chunks.
I left mine with a somewhat chunky texture, but if you wanted a smoother texture you could just puree it with an immersion blender.
This applesauce is so good that I’ve made it twice already! Last week I still had some apples left over from picking and by then, they weren’t looking so fresh anymore. Oops! I thought I might have to toss them, but I decided to try making this applesauce with them anyway and it worked – you couldn’t even tell the apples I used weren’t fresh. So if you ever have apples on the brink of being thrown out, save them and make this instead!
What is your favourite board game?
Have you ever made applesauce? What is your favourite way to cook or bake with apples?