Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Old Fashioned Applesauce

In the mood for some smooth and delicious applesauce? Whip up a batch of my Old Fashioned Applesauce. With only six simple ingredients and only 25 minutes of cooking time - you'll be wondering why you waited so long to make your own - and once you've tasted it - you'll never go back to the jars you buy at the store.



For my batch of applesauce, I had the privilege of using apples from a 50 year old tree on my Granddad's land. You can really use any variety of apples you would like or have on hand. You could even use several different varieties in the same batch. 

 What I love most about this applesauce is knowing EXACTLY what is in it. My boys especially love applesauce and they are always asking for it. After making this applesauce, it's become very obvious there's a lot more that goes into the applesauce you find in the store...and it's certainly not apples. 































You don't have to worry about slicing the apples thinly. After the apples are cored, and peeled, cut each apple into 8-slices and throw them in the pot.


I don't currently have a food processor, so I opted for the next best option- my Kitchen Aid mixer with my whisk attachment. It definitely got the job done! I turned it onto the highest speed for approximately 2 minutes and my sauce was perfectly blended. Keep in mind the apple mixture is still pretty warm so you want to make sure to take care not to let it splash. If you decide to use the blender option, make sure you blend in small batches. If you overfill the blender with the warm apples, you run the risk of it overflowing.

Once you have blended up your applesauce, store it in airtight containers, like I do, opt for the handy mason jars. They are great for storage in the fridge, but can also store in your freezer.

Hope you enjoy my Old Fashioned Applesauce!

25 comments:

  1. I am so excited to use this recipe!! Apple picking is one of our fall traditions and I typically make crisp but cant wait to try this sauce with the extra!!! Yum Yum!

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  2. My kids were in love! They ate it up so fast we are almost already out :( It'll be time to whip up another batch before I know it!

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  3. Boy this looks good and sounds pretty easy to make. My grandchildren love applesauce and this has to beat that store bought stuff.

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    1. Freddie - it is super easy to make! I don't have one of those heavy duty apple corer/peelers - just my trusty paring knife - but I make my apple sauce in big batches and then can it just like my apple butter. So much more flavor than the store bought kind - and I love knowing its all fresh ingredients! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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  4. WOW! I didn't realize how easy it is to make your own applesauce! I'm still stuck on your Apple Butter though! I want to try it so bad!!! But, with all the time you need in the slow cooker, I have to make sure that I'm going to be home all day and probably get up an awful lot earlier than I do to get it done! I've been doing nothing but thinking about it since I read your recipe!!! I love this recipe for Applesauce as well! I've got to get stocked up on apples!!!! Thanks so much for both of these delicious home made apple recipes!!!!!!!!!!! I just Love them! Thanks again, Michele :)

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    1. I was just thinking the same thing Michele! I saw apples on sale in or local grocery add and though - yep - time to make some more apple sauce and apple butter! I'm actually going to make up a batch of apple butter to give away this year just as small gifts - its so easy to dress up a mason jar with a "Christmasie" fabric over the lid, or even just some simple ribbon - its the simple rustic look that makes it so beautiful (plus the yummy stuff inside). Can't wait to hear how your like it!

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  5. I haven't made homemade applesauce since school, and it was delicious. Looking forward to trying out your recipe to share with my Family. Thanks!

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  6. I love making apple sauce, and it's so easy. It's very nice with pork chops.

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  7. I appreciate this recipe so much. I used to have a good recipe for apple sauce from my mother in law but I lost it. Thank you for sharing

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  8. I always forget how easy applesauce is to make. Thanks for the reminder!!!

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  9. Who doesn't love old fashioned applesauce. I love how easy it is.

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  10. This looks so good. I would love to make this with my nieces.

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  11. This homemade applesauce is much healthier for my granddaughters. You're right about store bought having too many extra ingredients that are not good for you. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

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  12. Homemade applesauce is one of my favorite things. So easy, but makes a huge difference

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  13. My son has a huge obsession with applesauce right now so this recipe will certainly come in handy.

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  14. I never knew it was this easy. I will make some for my hubby, he will only eat pork with applesauce. ( that's a NE thing I guess?) Thank you for the recipe.

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  15. The hardest part is peeling all the apples. The first time I made It I peeled (what felt like a whole bushel of apples) over a dozen - they cook down quite a bit. But it tastes delicious! We've used ours on pork loin too - it was wonderful! I think I"m going invest in an apple peeler :)

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  16. This looks so good and easy to make. I think it would also make a good gift like you mentioned in an earlier comment. Maybe put a little card with the recipe on it tied on there and you are good to go with a Great Gift :)

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