Sep 6, 2010

Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe

I ate it right out of the jar the next morning. It's delicious warm or cold. 


Apple Sauce is one of those things that still I'm not sure if I like. When I was a kid I used to have all the time because it was okay tasting and my grandma always had it in the fridge. Today I wanted to make a Coconut and Chai Breakfast Cake, which is vegan and fat free, so i needed apple sauce for the batter. Instead of going to the store for a jar, I decided to make my own. It's super easy and you probably have everything in your fridge already (I did).

Traditionally, I think it's made with water, but since I had some apple cider in the fridge, I decided to use that. You can play a little bit with the sugar content. Leave out the sugar entirely if you want, it isn't really necessary. The lemon juice really gives it a lot of body to the taste. You can smell the lemon juice while it's cooking, but don't worry because the flavor isn't overpowering. The little liquid that it's left at the end of the cooking process is all the caramelized sugars from the fruit.

This recipe yields about a cup and a half of apple sauce. Feel free to double it. So here it goes...


2 big red apples
2 sticks of cinnamon
3/4 cup apple juice (or water)
The juice of one lemon
2 tblsp of Brown Sugar


1. Put the apple juice, cinnamon sticks, sugar and lemon juice in a casserole.
2. Peel and core the apples. Then cut them in chunks and put them in the casserole with the rest of the ingredients.

3. Mix well. Then bring it to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes in medium heat, stirring a few times.
4. After 15 minutes, the apples should be very soft and there should be very little liquid. Mash everything together until it's smooth. Remove the cinnamon sticks of you want.


5. Serve and enjoy!

It tastes great warm! I have no idea how long it lasts in
the fridge because me and my mom ate it all in 24 hours. 

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