Delicious Homemade Applesauce!

Fall is in full swing! Which means apples are everywhere, along with many ways to use them. I’m going super simple with this recipe and it is so delicious! I have loved applesauce my entire life, like the benefit of getting my wisdom teeth out was I got to eat applesauce all day…

Unfortunately some of the store bought ones are highly processed and full of sugar so luckily this recipe is about as easy as buying and opening a jar. I love my local organic farmers market that we go to every Sunday, and lately they’ve had a huge selection of apples to choose from. My favourite are the honeycrisp so that’s what I use for this recipe but feel free to use any kind you like!

applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 large honeycrisp apples (more or less, I like to make a lot at a time because it goes fast in my house 🙂 )
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

This recipe is super versatile, you can use as many apples and as much cinnamon as you like. You can also try different spices, like pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, cloves) or any combination of those spices. I choose to leave the peels on my apples, as that’s the healthiest part of the apple and full of great fibre. You can’t taste it once it’s in the food processor, but if you have a picky eater or hate the skin, feel free to peel the apples first before slicing and baking.

  1. Cut apples into small pieces, the smaller, the less cooking time you need
  2. Place apple pieces onto baking tray lined with aluminum foil
  3. Cover apples in aluminum foil to make a sealed package- this allows for more steam to bake the apples so they don’t dry out
  4. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until soft
  5. Place baked apples into food processor, add in cinnamon and pulse until desired consistency (if you like a smoother consistency, you may need to add some coconut milk)
Easy, peasy, and so worth it 🙂 This applesauce stores in the fridge in a sealed container for 1 week, most likely longer but it’s always been eaten before that.
Keep checking the blog for my other fall recipes coming soon!
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