Posted by: 4whateveritsworth | September 19, 2011

Ultra Easy Recipe for Homemade Applesauce

It’s officially fall; my toes and fingers are perpetually cold. It’s time to start cooking some of my fall favorites, like my recipe for applesauce.

I make this recipe from October until early spring. My refrigerator is always stocked with a container of homemade applesauce. It couldn’t be any simpler to prepare, so easy, in fact, that I tweeted it in less than 140 characters on Twitter! It’s one of those recipes that I frequently share with friends and family. It is also a surprisingly decent substitute for apple pie. Well….of course, nothing takes the place of a real apple pie, but this is a close second and far better at cutting the calories.

Choose any combination of apples, that you prefer. I generally use a mix of empire, gala, granny smith, and yellow delicious apples. Wash the apples. I do not peel them, but that’s a personal choice.

Cut the apples in small pieces; be careful to remove the core. If you have a strawberry huller, it is a convenient tool for removing the core, after cutting each apple in half.

Place apple pieces in a microwave safe baking dish. Add enough water so that the bottom half of the apples are submerged. That’s it: apples and water only. You can also sprinkle generously with cinnamon or add it later to each individual serving.

Cover the container with waxed paper or a microwave cover. Microwave on high until apples are tender.

I prepare a huge quantity and end up cooking them for approximately 25 minutes on high. Each microwave is different. Periodically, stir and mash the apples to preferred consistency – – chunky or smooth. Cook until desired tenderness.

Remove the container from the microwave. Mash and stir well. Continue to cover the container, while the apples further soften and the flavors meld.

The applesauce is particularly delicious reheated in the microwave, smothered with cinnamon. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Until my next post, 4 whatever it’s worth…..



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    • Thanks. Give it a try. So simple and predictably delicious!

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