Homemade Applesauce

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Look at those GoRgEoUs apples! Sometimes it’s nice to have a super simple, comforting recipe. Like now, with all of the craziness that comes with the holiday season! If you have never made homemade applesauce before, then I highly recommend it! It’s so simple, with just two ingredients and the flavor can’t be beat! I am always using applesauce in baked goods, breakfast cereals, and some savory soup dishes. Apples are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Plus, they are deliciously sweet! If you have a little one, this applesauce will be an instant favorite baby food! I used a few varieties of local apples in this recipe – honey crisp, gala, and macintosh. Feel free to use your favorites – any will taste delicious! You can also add in some spices with the apples as they cook down, if you like, such as: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves…adjust to your taste! This would be a wonderful holiday gift for friends and neighbors…Enjoy!

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Apples (Any variety)

Water

Rinse, peel, and chop the apples. Place them in a large pot. Add enough water to equal the level of the apples. Bring this mixture to a boil over high-heat. Place a lid over the apples. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer the apples until they are softened. Stir the apples occasionally to make sure they are cooking evenly. When the apples have cooked/softened sufficiently, remove the pot from the heat. Using an immersion blender, blend the apples into a smooth sauce (alternatively, you can blend the apples in a blender). Allow the applesauce to cool. Place in jars and refrigerate. This applesauce will last 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

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