This recipe is literally SO simple that I actually only have like, 4 pictures total as apposed to the usual 20-some-odd photos. Really.
As it turned out, I have done my fair share of apple-picking this Fall. I honestly didn’t expect to do it at my own house, though. It just so happens that we have a tree of small, but very delicious, apples that were just waiting to be picked.
I personally, am not a huge fan of apple pie. Or cooked chunks of apples in general. I do like applesauce though.
This stuff is honestly so much better than anything that I’ve eaten from the grocery store? And it was so easy to do? (Apart from the picking and peeling of the tiny apples, but if you use larger and/or store-bought ones it probably wouldn’t be as much of a struggle.)
I do not have exact measurements here. This is because we just worked with however many apples we had. If you want exact measurements that you can follow the recipe on The Pioneer Woman.
What you’ll need is not much. Just:
- apple juice, apple cider (we used homemade apple juice), or even water
- brown sugar
- any other spices that you want (I put in a little all spice)
You’re gonna start by washing, peeling, and coring your apples. Cut them into 3-2 inch pieces and place them in a large pot.
Next, you’re going to want to just about cover your apples with your liquid. Add in your brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices. Give it a mix and simmer it on the stove until the apples are tender enough to break with a spoon and the liquid has greatly reduced.
It’s gonna look something like this.
Ladle your apples into a blender or a food processor (in small batches) and puree it to your desired consistency. If you like a chunkier applesauce, smash it with a potato masher or a fork instead.
Once you’ve done that, go ahead and put them into something to store them in, like a mason jar. Now would of course be the time to properly can it if you would like it to last, though it should last pretty well in the fridge for a while.
And you’re done! Enoy!