One of my #goals in life is to do more cooking from scratch. I love cooking, and I want to share more recipes here on the blog, and ideally the recipes would be from scratch. Today I want to share some delicious homemade applesauce that I made the other day!
The one ingredient I used that I wouldn't probably use again was the sugar. Just because apples are naturally very sweet and with added sugar it was almost too sweet.
I added molasses because the recipes I saw required brown sugar which (Fun Fact!) is actually just regular sugar with molasses added!
Pinch of Salt
I recommend add these ingredients to taste, and tasting as you go!
I used apples that were old and wrinkly (as you can see) and perfect for applesauce.
Peel and core the apples, and slice them into chunks.
Place them in a pan with about 1/2 inch of water on the bottom.
Add seasoning and bring to a simmer.
Lightly cover and stir every 2-3 minutes.
As the apples got soft I used a potato masher to mash them up.
It took some patience while all the apples got soft enough to mash, but I would estimate it took about 20 minutes tops.
Like I said it turned out a bit too sweet for my taste, but other than that the flavor is amazing! I loved the cinnamon, molasses and lemon.
And honestly the best part was that it made my apartment smell amazing!!!
This one is definitely going down as a favorite Fall recipe!