Whip up a batch of applesauce today. Making homemade applesauce is easier than you think!
Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 1/2 cup
7 apples (Granny Smith or other tart variety)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Time needed: 15 minutes preparation; 30 minutes cook time
- Wash and peel apples. Cut into quarters and core apples.
- Combine apples, sugar, and water in saucepan. Heat to a boil. Turn heat to low as soon as the water is boiling.
- Simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring and mashing occasionally until apples are tender throughout.
- Once tender, mash apples to the desired consistency. Add cinnamon if desired.
|Total Fat:||0 g|
|Saturated Fat:||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate:||17 g|
|Dietary Fiber:||0 g|
|Total Sugar:||16 g|
Allergens: None noted
Tips and variations
Teens can peel and cut apples to make sauce.
Serve applesauce as a snack, sprinkled with a little cinnamon.
Serve with pork roast or pork chops.
Substitute applesauce for oil in baked goods.
This was adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture's Applesauce (no date; What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl).
Baked apples — Bake apples in the oven or microwave for a tasty treat. You can make them individually or double (or triple) the recipe for more servings.
Canning applesauce — Canning applesauce is a great way to make use of apples when they are in season.