Happy First day of Fall everyone! To celebrate, I am sharing a warm homemade applesauce recipe below. For this recipe, I used Jonathan apples I picked up from the Farmer’s Market this past weekend but any type of apple will do. A mix of Gala and Granny Smith would work well to give a sweet and tart combo.
I choose not to add any added sugar to my recipe because it’s sweet enough as it is. Trust me!
As you can tell, I am not a pro at getting a really long apple peel but the result is still the same so I can live with it.
I love recipes that you can simply add everything to a large pot and “set it and forget it” until it’s done. PS- this lemon squeezer from William Sonoma is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I highly recommend investing in one!
The pot of applesauce before being mashed to smoothness.
- 4-6 apples
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 juiced lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- dash of all spice
- In a large saucepan, combine the apples, water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon and dash of all spice.
- Bring to a boil and cover the mixture.
- Simmer on low for 15 minutes or until the apples are tender.
- Let cool then mash with a potato masher or fork.
- Top with a dash more cinnamon and serve warm.
Who’s going to take a trip back to their childhood and try this simple and delicious snack?