Recipe for Homemade Applesauce “(Delicious with Potato Pancakes)”

Here’s a recipe for applesauce that you can prepare to your own taste. The wonderful thing about applesauce is that you can make it to suit your personal preferences. If you’d prefer it less sweet, add less sugar. If you prefer it more tart, leave out the butter and choose apples that are tart. It’s all up to what you like (and perhaps whether or not you’re on a diet) ! It’s so easy to make that you can play around with the ingredients till you find a way to make it that you’ll love. Once you figure out how you like it, don’t forget to jot it down for future reference.

If you want to alter the quantity, the basic rule is ½ c. juice per four apples, which makes about 2 cups.

I used 8 apples in the recipe below, which makes about 4 cups of applesauce.

Homemade Applesauce

8 Apples (I used 4 golden delicious, 3 red delicious and one Braeburn)
1 cup Apple Juice, Cider or Water (or a mixture them – I used apple juice)
¼ to ½ cup Brown Sugar
¼ cup Regular Sugar
1 T. Butter (or more if the mixture is too tart, or for a richer taste)
Cinnamon to taste
Nutmeg to taste (less than cinnamon)
Dash of Vanilla (to taste)

Bring mixture to a boil. Then lower heat and cover, stirring occasionally. Mixture is done cooking once the apples mush easily. At this point, puree till smooth in a food processor.

At first, my applesauce came out too tart. I added more butter to tone it down. It turned out to be really delicious!

Bon Appétit!


Photo of a Braeburn Apple

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