Content contributed and originally ran on Lacuna Loft’s website at: https://lacunaloft.org/homemade-applesauce/.
Applesauce is a great and healthy snack whether you’re a caregiver, in treatments, or into survivorship. With help from this video, it took me less than an hour to peel, chop, and cook 6 large apples into a batch of delicious homemade applesauce. I used Jonagold apples but you can use different kinds of apples in the same batch or a different apple all together. I even watched a few episodes of Friends while I was at it! 🙂 (anyone else loving the fact that Netflix now has the whole series?)
I peeled, cored, and chopped the 6 apples. Then I placed the apples in a pot with 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and a sprinkling of cinnamon. I covered the apples and cooked them on medium heat until they cooked down. This took about 30 minutes but I watched them carefully.
What do you think? Have you ever made homemade applesauce before? My grandmother always cooks it with a handful of red hots. It gives the applesauce a little zing, and a great pink color.