27 October 2011

homemade applesauce.


post-swedish apple pie, i had six apples left, just enough to make applesauce. i had never made it before (it sounds just a little intimidating, doesn't it?) and now i wonder why. it's simple, tasty, and healthy, and there aren't words for the way my treehouse smelled that early sunday morning.

classic applesauce


3 lbs (about 6) tender-sweet and tender-tart apples

1/4 cup water

1 T granulated sugar, plus more to taste*

core the apples (do not peel) and slice into 2-inch chunks. place the apples in a pot over
med-high heat and cover. when it begins 
to steam vigorously, reduce heat to med-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples can be mashed with the back of a wooden spoon (15-20 minutes).

process the apples through a food mill** and add sugar, taste, and add another T or two as desired. thin with additional water, if needed. serve cold or at room temperature.

*i only used 1/2 T sugar total and mine came out really sweet.

**i don't own a food mill and my food processor worked just fine.


  1. I LOVE homemade applesauce (: I use splenda and let it cook in the crock-pot for a few hours ... delish! and you're right - healthy!

  2. mmm!! this sounds amazing! i just made my first homemade baby food and it was apples (basically applesauce with no sugar or seasoning)! Nola loved it... love that we get to keep up with each other through blog world!!

  3. Yum, homemade applesauce is the best! Pear sauce too.