Monday, August 23, 2010

Yummy in My Tummy: Applesauce


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. 



  1. Bingo! This is just what I am looking for! I knew I could can my apple pie filling, but I wasn't sure about the applesauce. You make it just the way I do. My husband likes his thin and processed, so I told him I would take his and make it the way he likes, but I'm putting the applesauce "up" chunky. Have a great day!


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