Since my parent’s apple tree exploded with fruit this year, I was kindly given a large bag of apples to take home with me. I’ve never made homemade apple sauce so I figure I’d give it a shot!
My mom mentioned cooking the apples on the stove with sugar and cinnamon, so I found this recipe to go off of. It’s super simple!
INGREDIENTS (I doubled this recipe)
- 4 whole apples
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
STEP 1: Core, peel, and slice apples.
I used my handy-dandy apple peeler corer slicer that my fiancé bought for me last year from OSH. This device works so well! Here’s a link to the apple peeler corer slicer from Amazon. I used the clamp style, but I’ve heard the suction cup works pretty well too.
STEP 2: In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon.
STEP 3: Cover and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are soft.
STEP 4: Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.
So simple, and such a delicious treat! Especially if you have tons of apples to spare. I’d suggest diminishing the amount of sugar to 1/8 cup if you’re watching sugars, but overall, this is suburb. I might just have to grab some more apples from my parents’ tree!