Guys, I have the easiest recipe ever for you today!
One thing I try to do every time I move is use up whatever food I have in my fridge or pantry since it means less to actually move and it also allows you to double check the “use by” dates and toss any food that may have expired.
Since I went apple picking a couple weeks ago, I’ve still been working on finishing up the apples that I picked. I eat an apple basically every day as an afternoon snack at work, but with more apples to use up than days before the move, I decided to make some applesauce that I could have as an after dinner treat or a light snack when I come home from work hungry but dinner will take some time to cook up.
If you have never made your own applesauce before, I swear that it could not be any easier and it is so much yummier than anything you’re going to buy at the grocery store; I swear!
Now, I’ll preface by saying that I don’t always peel my apples. Growing up my parents had this awesome apple corer, peeler and slicer (seriously, how cool is that thing?), but since I don’t have one, I don’t always have the patience to hand peel each apple. I don’t mind the added texture from the peels in the applesauce, plus the red ones from my apples gave such a gorgeous color!
- 7 small to medium apples, chopped (and peeled, if you’d like) – your favorite variety
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup water
Toss everything in a pot, cover and let simmer; stir occasionally.
Note: you may not even need that much water, I just give a quick turn or two of the pan with the water. You need a lot less than you think you need.
I swear it really is that simple. And while I recommend letting it cool a little bit before diving in, if you’ve never had warm homemade applesauce, then you’re really missing out! You can also top it with a dollop of coconut cream and tablespoon of almond butter to feel like you’re eating apple pie. Try that, trust me.
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Have you ever made homemade applesauce?
What’s your favorite kind of apple?
I’ve never tried to make my own applesauce before. I love that this is so simple and easy!
Kiara Catanzaro recently posted…Top 5 Holiday Candles
This year we fell in love with Stayman apples and all we did was core our apples, add a little water and used our emulsion blender and you never even knew the apple peels had been on the apples. It was great! Plus, no added sugar of any kind. Great for those who have to watch their sugar intake. Thanks for sharing!
Sheila recently posted…Three Secrets to Gift Giving Found In a Measuring Cup
I’m like several of the others and have never thought about making my own applesauce. This sounds really good – and especially with the almond butter!!
Sheryl recently posted…Five Ways To Change The World You Live In
I never thought to make applesauce it always seemed so hard. This doesnt sound TOO bad 🙂
I’ve never tried this but I love applesauce! I’ve heard it’s not too hard. Your way looks great!
Christine from The (mostly) Simple Life recently posted…28 Things You Can Get Rid of Without Noticing
OH man! I have apples in the fridge right now too…. Thanks for sharing. Easy recipes are just what I like 🙂
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What a fun idea! I’ve never thought about making homemade applesauce!
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Mmh, this looks so good! I love homemade applesauce and I think it’s about time I make some again! Thank you for the inspiration! Happy Friday xxx
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Mmmm that sounds so good! I’ve only made homemade applesauce once before, and now I’m craving it.
Rebecca Hicks recently posted…Cozy (and Healthy) Taco Soup
Yum!! Our kinder kids make a similar recipe and it’s always one of my favorites. Its good warm or cold!
I’ve actually never made my own applesauce before because it always seemed so daunting. This seems really simple though! I’ve heard its easy to make in the crockpot too.
Heather @ Polyglot Jot recently posted…Foodie Friday: Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash
We like to peel our apples and one batch we add cinnamon and one batch is plain apple sauce.
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