Here’s the deal, you are going to make this ONCE and wonder why you ever bought applesauce in a jar.
If you’re like me you’ll start to wonder what other foods you normally eat out of jars are this insanely easy to make. You’ll start to wonder why you would trust a huge company to keep you in quality applesauce when you can pick, peel and make your own FRESH.
You might need some FRESH tunes before you embark on this homemade applesauce journey.
I’ve got you, homie.
This recipe is quick, easy and delicious with tons of apple-y flavor and no added sugar or preservatives. You can easily adjust the ingredients to make as big or little batch as you need. It might just be the best applesauce you’ve ever tasted. I plan to start canning/jarring very soon and will most likely start with this easy peasy lemon squeezy recipe. I invite you to do the same!
You will need:
4 large apples (I used a variety that I had lying around. Cooking the apples down enhances the flavor so make sure you use apples you enjoy eating!)
1 cup apple juice (I used no sugar added organic)
1 – 3 inch cinnamon stick (optional)
1 medium sauce pan
Peel, core, slice and dice the apples. Remember they are getting cooked down to a delicious mush so you needn’t over-think the dicing part. Just chop away.
Eventually you’ll find your own rhythm. You might even start feeling like Martin Yan!
But, you aren’t Martin Yan, yet. So, keep hope alive but, check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Now you’ve got a bunch of naked apple pieces! Toss them into the sauce pan with the apple juice and the cinnamon stick.
Bring to a boil over medium/high heat. As soon as the juice starts to boil, put the lid on the pan and reduce heat to simmer. Continue simmering for 40 minutes, stirring maybe twice throughout the cooking process.
Now all that’s left to do is serve yourself a bowl and pat yourself on the back cuz you just made applesauce without opening a jar!