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homemade apple sauce recipe from scratch baby food and clean eating

Applesauce Recipe - Easy Homemade Method

Tom Schmidt (eatwithtom.com)
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.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


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


  • Peel all apples with regular potato peeler.
  • 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.
  • Toss into pot and add apple cider.
  • 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.
  • 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!