With Thanksgiving right across the corner, try this easy autumn applesauce. It has only a handful of ingredients and is ready in about 10 minutes!
I am a huge fan of making things from scratch when you can, but I’m not a very good cook! After a failed attempt at an applesauce smoothie, I decided to give this applesauce a try over the weekend and loved the results! It is also easy enough that kids can help with the process.
This applesauce is great for a fresh appetizer, and takes only minutes to make. It is virtually fail-proof, which is great for people like me who can’t cook to save their life. 🙂
I put the ingredients in our Ninja blender, so they blend nicely, and leave a few chunks here and there. (A Ninja is completely worth the investment.)
Easy Homemade Applesauce
Serves: 3 (Recipe can be made in bulk as needed.)
- 3 apples (peeled if desired)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- Optional: nutmeg
1. Chop apples and place them in a blender. Add water, cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg. Peel apples if desired – I liked the outer skin in mind! The water helps the taste not be so strong, and helps it all blend together in the blender.
2. Serve cold if you’re in a hurry, OR warm up in a saucepan on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring in a bit of extra sugar and cinnamon for flavors. (I’ve also seen this made in a crockpot, but have not tried it before.)
3. Serve fresh, and the applesauce lasts in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
You can also make bread, muffins, latkes, or donuts with applesauce. For an extra healthy twist, you can substitute applesauce for oil in a lot of different baked goods, making them more healthy and natural, with less added sugar.