This time of a year, I get cravings. I crave warm comfort foods.
I realized the other day that I posted the recipes for my comfort foods years ago when only my mom and Luvy read my blog!
That’s not doing anyone any good! Over the next several weeks, I will re-post these for you all.
Every year my mamaw and I would make homemade applesauce in the fall. She said that good applesauce is the result of good apples.
So, I try to use Mutzu or Jonagold apples when doing my applesauce, because they are my favorites.
If you haven’t been able to go pick your own apples, you can do like a friend of mine did and ask for seconds at the grocery store. They might be bruised, but they are a lot cheaper. Plus, no one will ever know they were seconds in applesauce!
Homemade, Sugar-free Applesauce
- apples, cored, peeled, and chopped
Pretty simple right?
Start by coring and peeling the apples.
Roughly chop them and toss them into a large stockpot. Depending on how many apples you use, add in a bit of water so that they don’t burn. I did about 15-20 apples and added in about 1.5- 2 cups of water.
Cook the apples over medium heat. They will start to break down.
Stir frequently to keep them from burning and sticking. Add more water if necessary.
You can either stop here if you like chunky applesauce. My mamaw always made smooth applesauce, so I do too. Use an immersion blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
Get out a big bowl and enjoy!
I really love warm applesauce! That’s not weird is it?
This can be put into smaller containers and frozen for later use!
Have you ever made homemade applesauce?
Smooth or chunky applesauce?
Apples or pumpkin in the fall?