Monday, December 12, 2011

Homemade Applesauce

What to do when someone in the house needs to be on a low-fiber diet for a few days? Make applesauce of course. Ever since I made apple butter a couple of months ago, I have been meaning to make applesauce which is really just a simpler process. I had plenty of apples on hand from our CSA basket and the other ingredients needed were water, sugar and cinnamon. This was extremely easy and quick to make and it was wonderful to eat it while it was still warm, not mention all that cinnamon scenting the house wasn't bad either.

Homemade Applesauce (about 8 1/2-cup servings)
Adapted from

8 apples (I used half Pink Lady and half Granny Smith)
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of apples)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Peel, core and chop apples. Place apple pieces in a pot with water, sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine and place over medium heat. When mixture comes to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer and allow to cook for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once apples are very soft, remove from heat and mash with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender to desired consistency.

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