Apple sauce is for grown-ups, too.
I always hated it as a kid. That grocery-store bought stuff that tasted fake, and barely resembled real apples? No thank you!
I never thought as an adult, it’d become an almost daily staple, but my cousin in Pennsylvania makes the BEST apple sauce and would always bring it up to Canada when she visited. I’d eat the jar like lightning and sigh, thinking “Now I’ll have to wait another year for more!”
When I got my house and started cooking a LOT more, I realized…I could make my own while I look forward to getting her amazing jars again. I checked out some recipes on Pinterest, but the one that caught my eye was by Chef in Training. The apple sauce looked like my cousin’s, and it was a simple as heck recipe.
I’ve modified mine a little to try and cut down on sugar while still tasting some sweetness. Her recipe is below, with a couple modifications.
- 8 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp buckwheat honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel & chop the apples
- Combine everything in a saucepan
- Bring to a boil over medium heat
- Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for twenty minutes.
- With immersion blender, blend applesauce until smooth.
- Serve, or jar & store in the fridge (I keep 2 jars in my fridge for about two weeks)
Want to check out the original recipe? Click here.