Super Simple Homemade Applesauce

applesauce, applesauce canning, canning applesauce, home made, home made applesauce, apples, fall, apple picking, canning, food, recipesThese past few weeks I have spent more time in the kitchen but I’m not complaining. 😉 I got addicted to canning and since it was Summer and the beginning of Fall it was perfect timing. Having a personal garden and taking the kiddos apple picking this year I had tons of food to make things with. A couple of weeks ago I shared a recipe for Apple Butter and now today I’d like to share a simple Homemade Applesauce Recipe.

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What’s needed:

  • 28 Apples
  • Lemon
  • Fruit Fresh Produce Protector
  • 1 cup water
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Sugar (Optional)

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Start out by washing your apples then peel (if you wish), remove cores and cut into smaller pieces.

applesauce, applesauce canning, canning applesauce, home made, home made applesauce, apples, fall, apple picking, canning, food, recipesPrepare the Produce Protector and add your apple pieces to the mixture. Let sit for 10 minutes then drain. Now add the apples to a large pot and add the cup of water. Cook on medium heat until the apples have soften. Remove from heat.

applesauce, applesauce canning, canning applesauce, home made, home made applesauce, apples, fall, apple picking, canning, food, recipesTransfer the apples to a food processor or blender and mix well. Return the apples back to the pan and add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Have your hot canning jars ready and fill with the hot mixture. Leave a 1/2 inch space at top of jars. Cover with lid and bands.

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You can make smaller batches so you can skip the canning process if you plan on storing a jar or so in the fridge. This recipe made 2 quart jars and a pint jar.

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This applesauce came out so yummy and I didn’t even use any sugar in the recipe.

Did you pick any apples this Fall? Did you make anything with them? Tell me in the comments below. 😉

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  • My parents have an apple tree which bears sweet tasting apples every year. I have not made applesauce before but this looks totally yummy

  • rika agustini

    Looks pretty simple.. My kids love apple sauces, I need to try this recipe

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I used to make homemade applesauce when the boys were babies. I don’t know why I stopped – it was so delicious!

  • I have never made applesauce before but it looks easy enough! I definitely need to make this!!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    This is simple, and looks DELICIOUS! I can’t believe I’ve never made my own apple sauce before. I will have to get on it, and try out this recipe!

  • TheNewClassy

    That is pretty simple. I have never tried to make apple sauce before. I was never really sure how to do it. Now I know. Thanks!

  • There is nothing better than homemade apple sauce! I have not made any yet this year – thanks for the reminder.

  • Hi Amanda, I don’t think it matters much if you don’t peel them first. =)

  • Well that is super simple, I love it. Will give it a try for sure, it is apple season after all 😉

  • Pam W

    My mother in law always makes several batches of homemade applesauce during the fall. It is so easy to make!

  • My kids love applesauce, so I know they would love for me to make this. Do you prefer a certain type of apple? Does it matter much if you don’t peel them first?

  • My whole family loves applesauce. I had no idea how easy it was to make a homemade version. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • How wonderful! I’m not a huge fan of applesauce myself but I remember pureeing a lot of apples for my little girl when she was a baby and the smell of it just takes me back to those lovely memories 🙂

  • Alli Smith

    I always have apples in my fruit bowl on the kitchen counter, but I have never made homemade applesauce. Who knew it was so easy? I love that you didn’t add sugar. Looks delish!

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