My parents have a cute little orchard that my dad planted a few years ago. I really enjoy getting fresh apples and peaches from them. I decided to make and can some applesauce from their apples. My HHBL likes to eat applesauce with his lunch and the baby might enjoy it here in a few months.
It was really a rather simple recipe! All you need is apples, water, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
First, start out by peeling and coring your apples. My recipe calls for about 6 cups total. Take the apples and put them in a saucepan with 1/2 cup water.
Bring the mixture to a boil for about 10 minutes or until the apples are soft.
I used a potato masher to smash the apples to the right consistency. If you want yours really smooth, you can use a food processor.
Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 t. cinnamon, and 1/8 t. nutmeg. Boil for about 2 minutes.
Now, follow normal canning guidelines. Put the applesauce in sterilized jars. Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.