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Easy Homemade Applesauce | #Fall Condiments

What is Applesauce?

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Apple sauce is a yummy condiment which is literally Apple + sauce. This versatile ingredient is a great egg replacer (for bakes) as is seen in many quick breads like —-

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Homemade applesauce is something I make almost every year especially during Sep-december as we get good quality apples then. In India, there are no specific varieties, but choose those which aren’t too tart or hard to bite into.  Basically cooking apples work best

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FAQs to make the best homemade applesauce

What kind of apples can be used?

I used Red Delicious, but Gala variety also works. If you are outside India, choose a ripe, sweet red variety, although some recipes are made from Granny Smith apples too. 

Does apple sauce contain sugar?

Again, it’s a personal preference. I make them both ways, but if I am adding BROWN SUGAR (only!!) to the applesauce, I use it up in a recipe immediately so I remember how much sugar it contains and can adjust the baking recipe accordingly.

What else can apple sauce contain?

Lemon juice is one of the key ingredients, as is cinnamon (either stick / powder form). Other add-ons are usually unsweetened apple juice which is totally optional, but I prefer using it. 

How long can applesauce be stored?

WIth a good canning / preserving technique, it can be stored for months under refrigeration. As I am lucky to have apples (almost) year round, I prefer to make a batch and use it up quickly.  

What else can Applesauce be used as ?

As spread on toasted bread, topping for pancakes. Personally I prefer to use it in quick bakes as a wonderful egg replacer.

If you have any interesting ideas to use applesauce, please leave your recipes / links in the comments below 🙂 

Can I make this in an Instant Pot too?

Yes, definitely. I shall be posting that method shortly. But it definitely works to make a LARGE batch in an Instant pot, pretty quickly. 

What are you waiting for?  Gather up those red, delicious apples and let’s get cracking.

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How to make make Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce – a delicious condiment that aids baking. Can be used as a topping to toasted bread or even pancakes.  

Prep time – 10 mins, Cook time – 30 mins 

Makes – approx. 300g of Homemade Applesauce

Cuisine – American ; Course – Condiment / sauce 

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What you need to make homemade applesauce

  • 400 g Apples (any cooking variety) would work
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 200 ml Unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 TBSP Lemon juice (unsweetened)

Method to make homemade applesauce

  1. Wash, peel and cube the apples.
  2. In a pan, add the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon powder and brown sugar.
  3. Mix it well. 
  4. Bring it to a slow simmer (stirring intermittently)
  5. Once the apples slightly stew, add the unsweetened apple juice and mix well.
  6. Let it continue stewing for about 20-25 mins till you get a sauce (dropping consistency) and most of the water (in the juice and apples) has evaporated. 
  7. Cool thoroughly and store in airtight containers. 
  8. Check out the links above on how to use applesauce in baking !
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Easy Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce – a delicious condiment that aids baking. Can be used as a topping to toasted bread or even pancakes.  
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Condiment,, Fall Recipes, Gluten Free, Plant Based, Seasonal, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 300 grams
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • sauce pan
  • Knife
  • peeler

Ingredients

  • 400 g Apples any cooking variety would work
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 200 ml Apple juice unsweetened
  • 2 TBSP Lemon juice unsweetened

Instructions

  • Wash, peel and cube the apples.
  • In a pan, add the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon powder and brown sugar.
  • Mix it well.
  • Bring it to a slow simmer (stirring intermittently)
  • Once the apples slightly stew, add the unsweetened apple juice and mix well.
  • Let it continue stewing for about 20-25 mins till you get a sauce (dropping consistency) and most of the water (in the juice and apples) has evaporated.
  • Cool thoroughly and store in airtight containers.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Homemade is the best…Such a handy and easy recipe for making applesauce at home.. it is so versatile. will surely make it ..

  2. 5 stars
    Apple sauce looks so yummy. I would love to spread it on hot toasted bread

  3. 5 stars
    The slow stewing of the apples surely must be bringing the flavours and the sweetness to life. I like the consistency of the apples accepted here.

  4. 5 stars
    Apple sauce looks super yummy. Loved your easy and simple recipe. I would love to have it on my crisp toast. A perfect spread for bread or paratha.

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