There's something you must know before learning how to make applesauce.
Apple sauce is one of those recipes that seems like it should be so simple, but can often take more effort than expected. From peeling and coring the apples to dealing with a watery sauce, making apple sauce can seem intimidating. But don't worry! Making apple sauce doesn't have to be difficult—it’s easier to prepare than you think.
It's no secret that apple sauce is a delicious, comforting treat enjoyed by children and adults alike. But did you know that making your own apple sauce is actually quite easy? That's right—today, I'm going to show you how even the most inexperienced cook can make delicious apple sauce in just a few simple steps.
Read on to learn how to whip up this classic favorite in no time!
Making apple sauce is surprisingly easy, and all you need are a few items.
The key ingredient in any good apple sauce is, of course, apples! Depending on how chunky or smooth you'd like your finished product to be, you'll want to choose a variety of apples with different textures. For example, Granny Smiths are great for creating a tart flavor and will break down easily when cooked; Honeycrisps will lend a sweeter flavor and hold their shape better; and Galas will give your apple sauce an extra burst of sweetness.
For this recipe, you will need: four large apples (any variety works), one cup of water, two tablespoons of sugar or honey (optional), ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon (optional), and a blender or food processor. If you don't have a blender or food processor, an immersion blender or potato masher will also work.
This step takes the most time but it's not as hard as it sounds. Start by washing the apples before peeling them with either a regular vegetable peeler or a serrated peeler. Once they’re peeled, cut the apples in half and use an apple corer or knife to remove the core from each half. Cut each half into smaller pieces before placing them in a medium saucepan.
Add one cup of water to your pan with the chopped apples and bring it to a low boil over medium heat for about 15 minutes - stirring occasionally - until softened enough to blend easily into a smooth sauce. If desired, add two tablespoons of sugar or honey for extra sweetness then turn off heat and allow to cool slightly before blending.
Using either a blender or food processor, blend cooled cooked apples until there are no chunks left - adding small amounts of water if needed to help create a smooth consistency while blending if necessary.
If you don't have any kitchen appliances on hand an immersion blender also works well for this task - although it may take longer than using other tools mentioned above - as does mashing with a potato masher which requires some muscle power!
Finally, add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon if desired for flavor before transferring finished apple sauce into jars for storage in refrigerator up to two weeks (or freeze for longer storage).
And voila - your homemade apple sauce is ready!
While making homemade apple sauce might seem difficult at first glance, it's surprisingly easy with just 4 ingredients plus some optional spices like cinnamon! All you need are some basic kitchen appliances like blenders and food processors along with 4 large apples plus one cup of water; after that just follow the steps above for delicious homemade goodness every time! So why not give it try?
Your taste buds will thank you later!