Homemade Applesauce made with just ONE ingredient—apples! You’ll never buy store bought again!
Growing up, one of our family traditions was to go apple (and pumpkin) picking every year. We picked buckets and buckets of apples, and then brought them home for my mom to turn them into every apple treat imaginable. One of our favorites was homemade applesauce. My mom would make huge batches and freeze it so that we could save it through the winter. I loved biting into a spoonful that was still a little crunchy and frozen! Another favorite way to eat homemade applesauce was warm on top of vanilla ice cream—oh yum! This was always my dad’s preferred way of serving it.
Homemade applesauce so easy to make yourself, and it really tastes so much better than the store bought kind. We went to pick apples ourselves last month and turned pounds and pounds of apples into the most amazing applesauce! The boys devoured our first few jars—I have one more hiding in the freezer!
I would hardly call this a recipe, it’s really just instructions. But people always seem surprised when I tell them that I like to make applesauce from scratch, and want to know how I do it. So here it is! I can whip up a 13 pound batch (that’s 32 apples!) in only 20 minutes of hands on time, including clean up! Let it simmer on the stove for an hour and a half to two hours and you will have the most delicious applesauce you’ve ever tried!
Check out my ideas at the bottom to add extra fruits into your applesauce and naturally turn your applesauce fun colors like red, blue, and orange! So much fun for kids!
Look how easy it is to make Homemade Applesauce!
Have you made homemade applesauce before? I really hope you try it—it’s SO much better than store bought! Give it a try, take a picture, post it to social media, and give me a tag! @frieddandelions // #frieddandelions Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
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^^^ A mountain of apples—they will all cook down to less than half!
^^^ Baby David picking apples in October 2011 (picture from original post)
* Pictures were updated in October 2016.