Introduction: Easy Applesauce

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make applesauce at home. This easy amazing homemade applesauce recipe comes together in under 45 minutes or so. Serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream serve it chilled by itself, or use it in other dishes like applesauce muffins. If you love applesauce you have got to try this applesauce from scratch. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the tutorial video or do both. :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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  • 6 medium to large apples (Gala, Granny Smith, Washington, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup water (118ml)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (68g) (You may use less if you want)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (3g) (optional)


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Step 2: Combine the Ingredients

Wash, peel, and core the apples. Then cut them up into chunks. Place the apples in a large pot. Pour in the water, sugar, and cinnamon. You can leave the cinnamon out if you don't like cinnamon, and reduce the amount of sugar if you want it less sweet. Although I recommend making it like this the first time.

Step 3: Heat the Apples

Place the pot on the stovetop and set the heat to medium-high. Stir occasionally and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to medium-low and put the lid on the pot. Allow it to cook for 20 to 25 minutes until the apples get really soft. Some of them may look a little translucent even. Then remove them from the heat.

Step 4: Mash, Mash, Mash

Let the apples cool for about 5 minutes and then go to work mashing them. You can use a fork or a potato masher works really well, that is my favorite tool to use. Or if you want it super smooth use an immersion blender or a food processor or blender. It may be too much for the food processor so divide it in half if you are going to use that, and do it in two stages.

Serve it warm with ice cream, chilled, or use it in baking recipes like these homemade applesauce muffins. Enjoy!

Step 5: How to Store Applesauce

Allow the applesauce to cool completely and then you can store it in a mason jar with a lid, or an airtight container with a lid, and place it in the fridge for a few weeks, or even freeze it for longer storage.

Step 6: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)