Core four apples (small or medium-sized) and leave the peel on. In a saucepan, add 1/2 cup water and 1 tbsp cinnamon and boil over medium heat. Cover and cook for 15 mins. Take off heat and cool for 20-30 mins. Into a high speed blender, add all ingredients without draining anything out. Blend till desired consistency is reached. This recipe serves two.
Like my spaghetti sauce, I had assumed making homemade applesauce was a chore that I shouldn’t even consider undertaking. I’m really glad that I decided to though because this homemade applesauce is probably the simplest recipe I will ever post and likely one of the tastiest.
One of the biggest benefits of making homemade meals and snacks, is that you make the call as to what ingredients go into what you eat. As opposed to pre-made and packaged foods that contain many ingredients that are unnecessary and may have adverse health effects.
Most applesauces that you can find at the store will contain inordinate amounts of added sugar, preservatives, and other artificial ingredients. This recipe contains none of those, only the good stuff!
Without further ado, here is my tasty, simple, homemade applesauce recipe.
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 4 small to medium apples (any red variety, I used Galas)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Core apples, but leave the peels on.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients.
- Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- Let cool for 20-30 minutes.
- Add all ingredients (do not drain), into a high speed blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
Note that the sugar you see in the nutrition facts is natural sugar from the apples. One main reason I hesitate to share the nutrition facts for my recipes is that whole foods contain nutrients that often get demonized by the media, but are not bad!
Sugar in fruit is much different than white granulated sugar or high fructose corn syrup. But, often all sugars get lumped together as being naughty. And that’s simply not true.
I also want to note that since we are keeping the peels on these apples and simply blending them whole, the fiber remains. Which is awesome!