Friday, February 10, 2012


Do you know what you need to make homemade applesauce?  Apples.  Water.  Heat+time.  A potato masher.  (Maybe a scale, but if you weighed the apples when you bought them that's close enough.) That's all!!

Peel, core, and slice the apples into small chunks.  Add to a pot with 2 ounces of water per pound of apples (or so).  If you'd like, add some cinnamon and/or a splash of lemon or lime juice.  Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes.  Mash.  Eat.

I used two very large apples, which was about 1.5lbs of apple, and got about 2.5 cups of applesauce from them.  Yum, yum, yum.


  1. That is lovely. Thanks for posting!

  2. You are lovely. Thanks for making me feel like someone actually reads this! :-)

  3. As my father could tell you, if you accidentally simmer it for an hour ... or three, you get lumpy caramel sauce. I wouldn't suggest this as a way to make caramel.

  4. Someone does read this! The entries have become sparse though - what, you not cooking?