Hello! Welcome back to another fabulous blog post. In this article I’m going to instruct on how to make homemade applesauce with a chunky blend. I make this treat during the early autumn days. Applesauce is a wonderful, tasty treat for any age – and it can be eaten during any season. For some reason, I tend to enjoy making applesauce (and apple pies) during the fall time. Applesauce is pretty easy to make, it’s just a matter of time and creating a perfect blend for taste.
Below are the step-by-step recipe instructions. There is also a YouTube video with a vlog where I demonstrate how to create it. Have fun!
1 pot (Small, medium or large. It depends on how much you’re willing to make). The more apples you use, the more applesauce you will have apparently.
1 handheld mixer (you can use a double mixer or a mixing spoon if you don’t have one).
1 mixing spoon
Dish or mason jars for storing the applesauce after completion
3. Sugar (I use brown sugar and regular sugar)
4. Vanilla extract
5. Lemon juice (I use this optionally)
7. Distilled water
1. Purchase your favorite apples. I use a variety of different apples to create a tastier blend. I even used the apples from the front yard tree! (They’re really, really sweet). Join me as I pick a few apples from the tree in the video below.
2. Wash and clean the apples. I keep the skin on the apples for extra nutrients.
3. Chop up the apples and place into a bowl.
4. While I’m cutting up the apples I let a boil of distilled water come to a high boil.
5. I marinate the chopped apples with cinnamon and let it sit for 5 minutes.
6. Add the chopped, seasoned apples into the high boil water. The apples will melt within 45 minutes, depending on your stove type.
7. After 45 minutes, I add all the other ingredients: brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract and butter.
8. While the sauce is still warm, I use a single-blade handheld mixer to continue mixing the apples for 2-3 minutes. I don’t blend too much to keep it chunky and smooth.
9. Pour the apple sauce into a dish, bowl or mason jars to store. It can be served warm or chilled. I enjoy chilled and room temperature apple sauce. I store in the refrigerator in a vintage dish.
*Note: The applesauce should be a light brown, orange-ish color, especially if you keep the skin on. The applesauce should last 2 weeks if refrigerated.