Looking for an easy homemade applesauce recipe to make this fall? Apples are abundant in the fall season and what better way to enjoy them than in homemade applesauce.
Apples are one of the best fall fruits that you can include in many different recipes. Sweet or tart, no matter what kind of apples you like, you can find sweet or savory apple recipes.
Since we homeschool, I use YouTube videos a lot as part of our learning. The kids had seen an episode of someone making applesauce and that led them to want to try to make it at home. So we did, and now we make it at home instead of buying it from the store. It's even better than store-bought applesauce!
Our last cooking project had us making apple cider last time, so I wanted our next project to be homemade applesauce.
The kids were never fans of applesauce when they were younger but as they got older their tastes changed. Today, they like to eat applesauce with their meals or even as a snack.
Why Make Your Own Applesauce
We like to make our own applesauce because we always have an abundance of apples during the fall season. Making our own also helps us control how much sugar goes into it.
It is also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. My kids love to help me make it and it gives them satisfaction knowing that they helped make it.
Really, all you need to make applesauce is a large pot and an apple peeler or a knife. If you are having the kids help, something safe like a peeler or apple corer is nice.
We have a vegetable and fruit set which has come in handy and I would recommend using something similar. It just makes it so much easier, especially if you plan on making large batches of applesauce.
Above is the set we use. We really like it so if you are in the market for something like that, I highly recommend that set.
Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe
- 8 apples (medium-sized)
- 1.5 cups of water
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
How to make applesauce:
Wash, peel, and core the apples. Then chop the apple into small pieces and put them into a large saucepan.
Add the water, cinnamon, and then half of the sugar. We are only adding half so that you can measure the sweetness. The sweetness will depend on what apples you have chosen, so adding half will allow you to add more sugar if needed.
Bring the apples and other ingredients to a simmer and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the apples are soft. Depending on the size of your apples, you may have to cook them a little longer.
Mash the apples with a fork, blender, or a potato masher until everything is blended and has the consistency of applesauce.
I have put the applesauce recipe in a printable PDF page. I made it so that you can easily just print it off and use it when your are ready.
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