Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with some fresh and easy homemade applesauce.
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
It may take years for apple trees to grow, but it takes only minutes to make my homemade applesauce. Plus, it’s way yummier and healthier than the stuff you buy in the stores. No need to add sugar; fresh, crisp apples are naturally sweet – thank you Johnny Appleseed! I use this recipe to make applesauce bread and applesauce cake, too. You’re going to fall in love with this saucy little fruit.
Super Easy Homemade Applesauce
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 3 pounds apples (Fuji, pink ladies, golden delicious – whatever is fresh!)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups water
- Peel and chop apples into about 1-inch cubes.
- Place apples, cinnamon, and water into large pot; bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid. Simmer apples for about 20 – 30 minutes or until soft.
- Remove mixture from heat and mash with potato masher for chunkier applesauce, or put in a food processor or blender for smoother texture.
Nutritional Information per serving (½ cup):
64 calories, 0 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 2 grams fiber, 0 milligrams sodium
Note recipe originally developed for Kmart Playdate Place, September 2013.