How to Make Homemade Applesauce From Scratch

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Applesauce compliments a variety of dishes, from pork chops to roasts, and makes a nice dessert as well. Homemade applesauce is much heartier and richer and gives you the ability to experiment with different ingredients. Knowing how to make homemade applesauce from scratch is a way to make use of homegrown apples and other ingredients. It also serves as a delightful accompaniment to your next family meal. Homemade applesauce can be served warm or cold.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 lb. peeled, cored apples
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup spiced brandy
  • 4 qt. crock pot
  • 1 qt. apple juice
  • Potato masher

Add the apple chunks to the crock pot. Turn the crock pot on a medium setting.

Pour in the apple juice, brandy, cinnamon and sugar. Stir thoroughly to disperse the ingredients.

Cover the crock pot and let it simmer for one hour.

Remove the lid and reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Use the potato masher to smash the apple chunks into the evaporating liquid. The chunks will be soft, turning the apples into a sauce while the pieces blend with the seasoned juice.

Cover the pot and let it simmer for another 30 minutes. Turn off the crock pot and either serve the fresh homemade applesauce hot or let it cool.

Tips & Warnings

  • Homemade applesauce is delicious when served hot with a dollop of heavy cream. It also goes well with a slice of hot, sliced ham.

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