Also, by making it at home you know what fruit you are using (it’s really easy to use poor quality apples when you are boiling the crap out of thousands of them in a huge industrial boiler). And, if you like to bring it as snacks, you are being kinder to the planet by using reusable tupperware instead of throw-away individual packages. Did I mention that you will also save money? A whole bag of apples is about $4. That is A LOT of applesauce.
Thanks to my sister Ally for making the best homemade applesauce EVER and inspiring me to follow suit.
- 1 large mason jar
- 5-6 apples (depends on how big they are)
- pot and spoon
- Peel apples, half, and quarter. Then remove seeds and cut into slices.
- Put apple slices into your pot (make sure the pot is large enough)
- Add water to the pot so that about half of the apples are covered
- Add a few sprinkles of cinnamon. Stir.
- OPTIONAL: if you like your applesauce a little sweeter, add a Tbsp of honey or maple syrup to your mixture.
- Turn the burner on high/max until the water starts to boil.
- Now turn the heat down to medium (4-5) and let simmer for 20-30 min, stirring occasionally and keeping your eye on it.
- When the apples are breaking down and getting mushy, turn off the stove and take the pot off the burner. Let the applesauce cool before pouring it into your jar.
- Store in the fridge and use when desired.
Try using different kinds of apples or adding some pears, berries, or other fruits to change the flavour.