This step by step tutorial will show you how to make homemade applesauce. It’s a simple homemade applesauce recipe with only two ingredients.
Have you ever made homemade applesauce before? If you haven’t but want to try it’s easier to make than you might think to make.
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I know I used to think applesauce would be hard to make. But it’s really simple to make. With only two ingredients needed, we make ours without sugar, you can have homemade applesauce ready in a little over half an hour.
There are only a few kitchen items you’ll need to make this easy applesauce.
A stockpot and a nice paring knife are all you really need but to make the process of coring and peeling the apples a little quicker these items can be helpful.
A Melon Baller, I use a melon baller to remove the stem and blossom ends. Then I use it to scoop out the core too. The melon baller works really quick.
A Peeler, Corer, Slicer either in a clamp base or a suction base, If you have one of these handy gadgets you can peel, core, and slice apples really quickly. If you’ll be doing a lot of applesauce you might want to pick one of these up.
While either of these tools can make the job of peeling, coring, and slicing the apples go a lot quicker you don’t have to have them. A paring knife will work well too.
How to Make Homemade Applesauce
Here’s how to make homemade applesauce. There are just a few steps in making applesauce. I’ve made a quick under 2-minute video so you can see the whole process. Or keep scrolling down to read the step by step directions and grab the printable recipe.
Wash the apples, I used 5.5 pounds of Golden Delicious apples. Those apples made 9 cups of applesauce. After the apples are clean next you core, peel, and chop them.
Add enough water to cover the bottom of your stockpot. I added 3/4 cup water and then added the apples. You need a little water to keep the apples from sticking but don’t add too much. You don’t want watery applesauce.
Bring the apples and water to a boil and then turn down and simmer until the apples are soft. Be sure to cover the pan while the apples are cooking. I simmered the batch I made for about 25 minutes.
Keep stirring occasionally and if the mixture becomes too thick add a little more water. I ended up adding 1/4 cup more water during the cooking process. You want the apples to cook but not stick and burn to the bottom of the pan.
Once the apples are done cooking remove them from the heat. Smash or blend the cooked apples into sauce. I find the easiest way to puree the apples is to use my hand blender. It’s quick and works great. If you don’t have a hand blender you can use a potato masher instead.
We don’t add sugar to our homemade applesauce. We find it’s sweet enough with just the apples but if you want a sweeter applesauce add sugar to taste and stir to dissolve.
This homemade applesauce recipe makes about 9 cups of applesauce. I freeze the extra we won’t eat right away.
To Freeze this Homemade Applesauce Recipe…
Cool, the applesauce you want to freeze.
Place the cooled applesauce into a freezer container, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace (1/2 inch down from the top for expansion).
Place the lid on the freezer container and freeze.
When ready to use thaw, give a stir and serve.
How to Make Homemade Applesauce, Easy Recipe
- 5.5 pounds Apples
- 1 cup Water
- Wash apples, then peel core and chop apples.
- Add enough water to cover the bottom of a large stockpot. I used 3/4 a cup of water in my large stockpot.
- Add the chopped apples to the stockpot. Bring the apples and water to a boil then turn down and simmer for about 25 minutes or until apples are soft.
- Blend or mash the apples into the consistency of applesauce you desire.
That’s how to make homemade applesauce. It’s really that easy and simple to do.
I make a few batches of this easy applesauce when I find apples on sale. It takes a little time to make your own applesauce but it is really delicious.
It’s great served warm with a little cinnamon on top too.
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