How to make healthy homemade applesauce

make homemade applesauce

homemade applesauce it is very easy to make and can be used as a side dish in many different foods. You can use applesauce in pancakes or pancakes, to fill muffins, as a side dish for meat, to make sponge cakes, with ice cream, spread on toast or as a garnish with meals… The possibilities are endless.

Let’s see how easy and fast it is to do this delicious recipe that the smallest in the house will love even the older ones. So if you want to make the most delicious applesauce, read on because we’re going to give you the perfect recipe.

Ingredients for the apple sauce

The essential ingredients what do you need to make the best Apple sauce are the following:

  • 3 kilo apples, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup apple juice, apple cider or water
  • juice of a lemon
  • half cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, more or less to taste

maybe you need too optional:

  • Nutmeg
  • Maple syrup
  • Jaimacan pepper
  • Butter

The recipe step by step

thick apple sauce

Before you start, I imagine you’re wondering what kind of apples to use to make the compote. Actually, this is the least important. You can use the apples you usually buy. Normally one of the first reasons to start making compote is to take advantage of the apples you have at home so they don’t go bad. Then it’s ready because it’s a recipe that everyone loves.

  1. First, peel and core the apples. That is, once peeled, cut them so that the heart is left aside to be thrown away. When you’re done peeling and cutting The applesput the pieces in a large pan.
  2. Once the chopped apple is in the pot, add a cup of apple juice, apple cider, or plain water. Here you can choose the desired option. some apple pieces they need a little liquid to cook them properly.
  3. Squeeze a lemon and add half a cup of sugar to the juice. You can use the sugar that you like best, be it white, brown or panela. If you can’t decide, you can choose to add a little maple syrup or agave syrup instead of the sugar. Of these syrups, maple syrup may be healthier because it has fewer calories than agave syrup. But as in any recipe you can sweeten to taste, there are those who like it more sweet and those who like it less.
  4. Then you can add a little cinnamon. This step is optional, there are people who do not like the taste of cinnamon. But because it is a very healthy herb, we give it as an option. However, you can also replace cinnamon with another spice you like better, such as ground cloves, ground nutmeg or a little allspice, all of which are also very healthy.
  5. Butter is also optional. In different parts of the world they add butter and that’s fine if you want. But an applesauce without butter is much more natural and healthier. However, if you want to use your applesauce as a substitute for oil in pastries (muffins or cookies), the presence of a little butter in the sauce is necessary.

Once all the ingredients have been added to the pan along with the apple pieces, cook it medium heat for about 25 minutes. Cover the pan so that everything boils well, but do not forget to stir occasionally so that everything is homogeneously mixed.

The finishing touch of applesauce

basket of apples and jars of compote

When the time is up, the apples should be half split, but intact and soft. At this point you have two options, mash them with a pestle or fork to break the apples by hand. This leaves an applesauce with more texture and lumps. You can also make a smoother puree with a blender. This gives it a suitable porridge texture if you have small children in the house.

When you’re done, all you need to do is put your compote in a suitable container for in the fridge. With this recipe you have made enough to fill 6 or 7 cups with the applesauce. So if you need more or less, you can adjust the amounts in this recipe to suit your needs.

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