Thursday, January 13, 2011

Simple Applesauce

If you're a facebook fan, you know that I was recently on the hunt for a great apple recipe.

I was really thinking about doing some sort of pie, but let's face it...

The zipper on my jeans can't handle any more pie.

Thank you very much, holidays.


So I decided on this pure, wholesome applesauce.

It's simple and versatile, a perfect afternoon snack.

Tonight it will accompany grilled pork chops and
(maybe if I'm feeling a bit naughty) a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

We won't tell my jeans.


Try this. You will absolutely die.

8 cups tart apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2" chunks
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon

1. In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on medium-low for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. When apples are tender, mash with a potato masher until desired consistency.

Yields about 3-1/2 cups.

Tip: When we've finished about half of it, I mix in store-bought jarred applesauce and no one's the wiser (wink).


Tatertots and Jell-O, Finding Fabulous


  1. Delicious! Apples combined with brown sugar always tastes divine. Thanks for sharing. x

  2. Oh, this looks SO good! My boys both LOVE applesauce--so does hubby--so I can't wait to try this. Oh, and I'm right there with you and the holiday pounds. Sigh.

  3. I just came across your blog tonight...Looks yummy...I often use my Vitamix to make fresh applesauce.

  4. I keep lots of secrets from my jeans too...

  5. I love me some homemade applesauce. Be careful, too much and you won't be able to stomach the store bought stuff anymore! ;)

    Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree


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