How to make homemade applesauce.

Making homemade applesauce is easy!  Recently the grocery store had apples on sale so I stocked up to make some homemade applesauce.  My daughter likes sugar free foods so I used Motts apple juice to sweeten.  The apple juice also keeps the apples from burning while you are cooking them.

IMG_1880I used two difference kinds of apples-Golden Delicious and Gala.  I picked them because they are sweet apples and I wasn’t adding any sugar.  I peeled the apples first and soaked them in water sprinkled with Fruit Fresh so they wouldn’t turn brown.

IMG_1964IMG_1966Having them all peeled, I drained the water and set them on the stove to begin cooking.  I added the apple juice.  I didn’t measure the amount but I just poured in enough so I was sure the apples wouldn’t burn while cooking down but not so much that it would be too much liquid and the sauce too thin.  Mash the apples down with a potato masher to the desired consistency  while cooking.

IMG_1877This is what it looked like when it was finished cooking.  I had the opportunity to try out my new cast iron cooker.  It’s a beautiful cooker and wonderful to use just because it’s pretty!  It’s by Food Network and I got it at Kohls when it was on sale and I had a coupon. Don’t buy it unless it’s on sale as it’s expensive.  It is a great quality piece that will last a long time though.  It weighs a ton.  I almost didn’t buy it because it’s so heavy but the beauty of it won me over!

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I added a little cinnamon and then ladled it into some containers.

IMG_1881They went into the freezer and are now easy for my daughter to grab and take to work.

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