It’s apple season and the perfect time to make some tasty apple dishes! So since I absolutely love apples, I decided to whip up a quick batch of homemade applesauce. This recipe is quite simple and not to mention pretty darn healthy too! The prep and cook time from start to finish is under an hour!
The first step is the process of choosing your apples. the recipe I use calls for McIntosh and Golden Delicious apples. I stuck with the tart McIntosh apples (6), but for my sweet apples I switched the Golden Delicious for Ambrosia apples (2).
Next, I peeled and cut apples into 1 inch pieces. Then I boiled the apples in 1/4 cup of water. I know it may not seem like its enough water when your pour it into the pot, but the apples will create more juice when they begin to boil.
After the apples have soften to the point that they are mushy, then you know they are done (about 30 min)!
Now, mash the apples to desired consistency…Some people like chucks of apples, but I prefer to mash my apples completely.
Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Once the applesauce is done, it will need to chill for a few hours in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2 weeks.
Applesauce is one of my favorites to make! This recipe takes no time at all. It’s a great snack or side item for lunch!
Good luck and happy apple picking!
Recipe from Eatingwell.com
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