How to Make Applesauce

It has become common today to go to the store and buy applesauce in a package. There is nothing wrong with this but making applesauce yourself saves on packaging, tastes better, you can add any extra ingredients and make as much as you want.  It’s also cheaper especially if you have some old apples hiding in your refrigerator.

So, here is a simple applesauce recipe:

  • 5 Apples
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 to 2 tsp Cinnamon

You will need some method to ‘process’ the apples. In this recipe we’ll use a food processor. A blender would work too but you may need to make it in small batches.

Start by washing all your apples and the lemon.

Then cut the apples in fourths and remove the core along with any seeds.

Next cut the lemon in half and remove any of it’s seeds.

Cut apples and lemon

Place the apples in the food processor.

Squeeze out the lemon juice, catch any more seeds that may pop out and toss the lemons into the food processor along with the apples (skin and all). The lemons help preserve the applesauce and add an extra lemony ‘zing’ flavor.

Apple slices and lemon inside food processor

Process until everything is pureed / made into apple sauce.

Applesauce, pureed apples and lemon

Add a teaspoon or two of cinnamon and process a little more.

Applesauce with cinnamon

Now you have a fresh batch of applesauce for a snack or to add to oatmeal or do whatever you want with it.  Store in the refrigerator.

Applesauce, ready for storage

And here is some applesauce in my oatmeal for breakfast.  Great job!

Applesauce in oatmeal


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *