How do you make applesauce from scratch?

  1. Peel, core, and slice apples into small chunks. Transfer to a large saucepan or pot.
  2. Add in water, lemon juice, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to low.
  3. Puree using a blender, food processor, or immersion blender for a smoother applesauce.

How do they make applesauce?

Do you drain the water when making applesauce?

We just need to cook it longer to help the water evaporate.

You can also let the applesauce sit in a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth for a few minutes and let the excess liquid drip into a pot. Don’t discard the liquid – it makes a great apple cider.

Is it cheaper to make your own applesauce?

Based on my research, making applesauce at home with organic apples costs $0.26 per ounce, while buying organic applesauce at the store costs $0.15 per ounce. This means that making organic applesauce at home costs $0.11 more per ounce than buying organic applesauce from the store.

Is homemade applesauce better than store bought?

“Natural” applesauce is the best kind, but it’s often more expensive than the regular stuff that has all kinds of extra, unnecessary ingredients. It’s better for you. This benefit is along the same lines as knowing what’s in your food. Fresh apples are deliciously sweet.

How do you spice up store bought applesauce?

Start by toasting a half-teaspoon of your favorite ground baking spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice) in a small skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl to stop the cooking, then stir in a pinch or two of the spice into your applesauce, adding more to taste.

What should I add to applesauce?

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  1. Turn Up the Heat. Don’t be afraid to add spice—real spice—to your applesauce.
  2. Sweeten Lowdown. Now’s the time to experiment with different sweeteners: agave, maple, brown sugar, touch of molasses.
  3. Garnish Away.
  4. Put a Pear on It.

What tastes good in applesauce?

Top cooked hot cereals such as Oatmeal, cream of wheat, cream of rice or barley with applesauce instead of sugar. For more sweetness, add chopped dried fruits or raisins. Serve hot applesauce with roast pork or sausages (chicken and turkey sausage work well, too).

How do I sweeten unsweetened applesauce?

Either of these options helps to naturally sweeten the apples as they cook. For Cinnamon Applesauce, add 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon to apples before cooking. If you need your applesauce to be sweeter, add in 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, granulated sugar, or brown sugar.

What can I use instead of unsweetened applesauce?

If you are out of applesauce and apples, there are plenty of other foods you can use as a substitute. Pureed pears, peaches and other fruit will work but may leave a slightly stronger taste. Mashed bananas can be used as a substitute for oil or applesauce.

How much sugar do I add to unsweetened applesauce?

-If you prefer your applesauce on the sweeter side, add 2-4 tablespoons of granulated sugar to the apples as the cook.

What is the healthiest applesauce?

The healthiest applesauce is made from organic apples with the skin on and no added sugar. Apples can potentially expose you to pesticides, so buying the organic varieties or making sure that your applesauce is made with organic apples will protect you from these chemicals.