This recipe for easy homemade applesauce is super simple, yummy and requires very little effort. There is a bonus to making applesauce from scratch – the amazing smell that will waft through every room in the house.
Almost any apple will do except red delicious. They are good for eating and not so good for cooking. Some of my favorites are Granny Smith, Fuji and Gala.
First, I dump them into a sink full of water to wash and peel off the stickers.
Next, I chop the apples in to large chunks and then place them in a pot.
I then cover the apples with water and place on the stove covered. I leave the stems, cores and peels on “see, I told you this was easy ¦
Cook/simmer the apples until they are soft.
Then transfer the cooked apples in batches into a food mill – apples and water. There are super fancy food mills that do all the work for you or you can use one like I do that is cheap and simple.
Round and round goes the food mill handle.
Reverse the handle to catch all the left-over goop.
Round and round.
This is the part that is easy for kids to help. If your kids are young, you might want to let the apple mixture cool BEFORE you run it through the mill so it is safer for them to participate.
Finally, once the apples are sauced I add sugar and cinnamon to taste. Since each type of apples have a different sweetness, it is best just to taste it until you get it right. There are so many different things you could do with this recipe. Let your imagination run wild.
Either way you do it, you are sure to have yummy homemade applesauce. Enjoy!