Applesauce Recipe – Easy Homemade Method

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Homemade applesauce, although sort of resembles the store-bought stuff, blows it away with the soft texture and wonderful sweetness. Sometimes the simple things are worth making at home.

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Applesauce is another homemade item that you probably think: “Shoot, that probably requires some tools I don’t have…” Actually… all you need is a peeler, knife, pot and smasher. Boom applesauce! It’s so stinkin easy that you will likely pull it right into your set of GO TO recipes.

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The apples used in this recipe were of the variety “On Sale.” Yes, that is a variety most likely found at your grocery store. They may have been Fuji apples, but I forgot. I have made this easy applesauce recipe out of quite a few varieties of apples thus far and have not found a bad one. Some end up a little more tart than others, but absolutely edible. If it’s slightly tart, just give it a few days in the fridge and voilà it becomes sweeter.

Let’s Cook!


Applesauce Recipe for Best Chunky Applesauce!


Ingredients

3lbs Apples (on sale variety)
1/2 cup apple cider


Wash and peel all apples with regular potato peeler.

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Roughly cut out the core of the apples. You are going to cook them to death, so a little bit of peel or core is going to be softened up.
Chop into smaller chunks, like 4 per apple half.
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Toss into pot and add apple cider from your favorite local Michigan Family. Set over medium heat and cover with lid. It will seem a little dry at this point, but never fear, the apples will start to give up lots of water and it will not burn.
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Check on the apples after 5 minutes and reduce heat to a low boil once it starts bubbling. Remain covered and stir occasionally.


Once the apples begin to soften and lose their shape, about 25-30 minutes of cooking, remove from heat. Smash with a potato masher to achieve desired consistency.


Let’s Eat!

Applesauce Recipe - Easy Homemade Method
 
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Homemade applesauce, although sort of resembles the store bought stuff, blows it away with the soft texture and wonderful sweetness. Sometimes the simple things are worth making at home.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3lbs Apples (on sale variety)
  • ½ cup apple cider
Instructions
  1. Peel all apples with regular potato peeler.
  2. Roughly cut out the core of the apples. You are going to cook them to death, so a little bit of peel or core is going to be softened up.
  3. Chop into smaller chunks, like 4 per apple half.
  4. Toss into pot and add apple cider.
  5. Set over medium heat and cover with lid. It will seem a little dry at this point, but never fear, the apples will start to give up lots of water and it will not burn.
  6. Check on the apples after 5 minutes and reduce heat to a low boil once it starts bubbling. Remain covered and stir occasionally.
  7. Once the apples begin to soften and lose their shape, about 25-30 minutes of cooking, remove from heat.
  8. Smash with a potato masher to achieve desired consistency.
  9. Let’s Eat!
 

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