Homemade stovetop cinnamon applesauce is one of my favorite things to make. My girls gobble up this applesauce.
I love not only how tasty it is but also how wonderful and fall like it makes my home smell. Whenever I cook something fragrant, James likes to say that the apartment smells friendly and inviting. Cinnamon applesauce really does make the place smell friendly and inviting.
- 12 medium apples
- 3 TBSP ground cinnamon (or more if you like)
- Wash the apples.
- If you desire you can peel the apples but I don’t and my girls gobble it up.
- Chop the apples.
- Place apples in a large pot over low-medium heat.
- Stir in cinnamon adding more if you want. We add a lot.
- Put the lid on the pot and cook the apples low-medium heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Pour applesauce into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. We like ours a little chunky so I do not puree it very long.
- Use a mason jar with a tight fitting lid and you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
A jar of homemade applesauce lasts us a few days because the girls are so excited to eat it.
I use a variety of apples in our applesauce. If I give the girls an apple or apple slices and they do not finish it, I go ahead and chop it up and freeze it. Then when the bag is full I use it to make apple treats, like this applesauce or this apples and berries breakfast casserole. This really helps us save money and stop us from wasting food so much.
Do you have a favorite homemade applesauce recipe?
Have a blessed day!
Linking up here:
This post may or may not contain referral links. Please read my disclosure policy here.