Monday, November 16, 2015

Homemade Applesauce from Scratch!

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!
Sugar (optional)
Pinch of Salt
Lemon Juice 

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!


  1. Delicious! I know what you mean about the lovely, isn't it!

  2. I've never thought of making apple sauce from scratch. Thanks for the idea!

  3. I haven't had homemade applesauce but I can imagine it's yummy!

  4. I'm allergic to apples, but my 6 year old daughter would absolutely love this! Thanks for the tip about the extra sweetness- I'll be sure to use very little if any at all!


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