Make applesauce at home with this easy recipe
- 2 Medium Apples
- 1/2 cup Water (plus a little more, as required)
- 1/5 cup Sugar / Jaggery / Organic Sugar (adjust to taste)
- If you want unsweetened applesauce for baking purposes alone, then leave the sugar out
Note – Apple
- Apples vary in their sweetness level, depending on the variety and how late in the season they are picked. The amount of sugar you want to add will depend on how sweet your apples are, and how sweet you would like your applesauce to be. This recipe is just a guideline, please adjust the sugar amounts to your taste. You can even leave the sugar out all together if you are using sweet apples.
- Scrape the skin off the apples. Core the apples. And chop them into 1-2 inch cubes (or even smaller). You can alternatively also grate apples.
- Add the apples to a pan with high sides. Add some sugar (or brown sugar or jaggery or organic sugar) and water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium low, cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes.
- Every 5 minutes, open the lid and stir the mixture to avoid the apples from sticking to the bottom. If the water is dried, add a little more splash of water and mix well.
- You should keep cooking till the apples are soft and fully cooked through.
- To test if it is cooked or not, use a fork / toothpick to prick one of the apples. If it very soft & falling apart, it is done.
- Use a vegetable-masher to mash the applesauce finely. If you want, you can add the apples to a blender and blend it to a thick paste too. Then add it back to the stove and cook for 2 minutes or till you reach the consistency you like.
- Your applesauce is ready. Store it in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week. Or you can freeze it for 3 months and use as required.
- You can use this to make a tonne of cake / pancake batters
- Category: How-to