Thursday, October 30, 2008

Easy Homemade Applesauce

This recipe will make about 5 cups of Applesauce. Deciding to peel or not to peel is totally up to each person. I use my Pampered Chef Apple-Corer-Peeler-Slicer and it makes like a LOT easier for me! :) I don't like trying to push the skins through a sieve. However, you can do this without peeling, but I don't recommend it.

10 cups peeled, coarsley chopped apples (use a variety of apples for best flavor)
1 cup apple cider or apple juice

Combine apples and juice in a large pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until apples are tender. Stir occassionally.

For slightly chunky sauce, mash with a potato masher.
For perfectly smooth sauce, press cooked apple mixture through a fine sieve into a large heatproof bowl.
If desired, you can add cinnamon to taste. This can be water-canned, frozen or stored in the fridge. Mmmmm!

Get peelin' and make some sauce!


"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

That looks delicious!!! I might have to try this over the weekend!

Christina said...

I like to blenderize the whole, cooked tender apple mixture. That way it takes less time than straining it. (A word of caution: DON'T blenderize frit for jam!)

I prefer no peels too. ; )

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