Homemade Applesauce Recipe
This applesauce recipe is so simple to make and uses only two ingredients! Such a versatile recipe, the whole family loves this applesauce!
When Little Buddy was a little squirt, this applesauce was one of his favorite things that I made and fed him. You see, he had terrible colic as a baby that the pediatricians never diagnosed as colic, but every mother to which I described how he cried would say, “he’s colicky.” We spent our nights in a recliner so that I could hold him in an elevated position with a warm towel on his tummy. It was the only way he could sleep, so we rocked and snuggled and warmed and rewarmed towels.
I’m not complaining. During those evenings, I snuggled him, counted his eyelashes one by one, memorized every feature of his sweet little face, nuzzled his hair, and prayed for him. I had him all to myself during those wee hours and I think those nights were some of the most important as a new mother. I learned more in those all nighters than I ever did in the classes before he was born. And other than never wanting him to be uncomfortable, and bemoaning the creation of permanent dark circles under my eyes, those are nights for which I am thankful I was able to experience. And then, as if a miracle happened, we both slept through an entire night and then another and another.
So, you can understand that as he began eating foods, I took the utmost care to make sure I knew every little thing that was in his food. I was hyper focused on it, some would say. Ha!
Thankfully, he absolutely loved this applesauce. With only two ingredients, it is simple to prepare and have ready in minutes. Naturally sweetened from the apples, I do not add any sugar to my applesauce. Of course, you can if you’d like your applesauce sweeter and you can also customize it with additional spices and flavors if you like.
Here’s my homemade applesauce recipe.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
- 6 large apples 3 sweet apples and 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
- 1/2 cup water apple juice, or apple cider
- Slice apples into wedges and add to a large Dutch oven. Add apple juice or apple cider and simmer on low until apples are easily mashed with the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and place in a food processor or blender and process until the applesauce reaches the consistency you prefer.
to sweeten: add 1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar as you add your apples to the Dutch oven.
Cinnamon Applesauce: add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon as you add your apples to the Dutch oven.
Apple Pie Applesauce: add 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice as you add your apples to the Dutch oven.