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Homemade stovetop cinnamon applesauce is one of my favorite things to make. My kids 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 house smells friendly and inviting. Cinnamon applesauce really does make the place smell friendly and inviting. Plus it is a healthy and delicious treat everyone will love.
Stovetop Cinnamon Applesauce is a quick and easy to make recipe. That will be gobbled up while making your whole house smell like fall.
Stovetop Cinnamon Applesauce
- 12 medium apples
- 3 TBSP ground cinnamon (or more if you like)
- Wash the apples.
- If you desire you can peel the apples.
- Core and chop the apples.
- Place apples in a large pot over low-medium heat.
- Stir in cinnamon adding more if you want.
- 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.
- Divide between mason jars with a tight fitting lids.
- Store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
A jar of homemade applesauce lasts us a few days because the kids are so excited to eat it.
- Place 1 cup of cooled cinnamon applesauce in a freezer safe jar or bag.
- Close and label the container or bag.
- Store in the freezer for up to 3 to 6 months.
- Thaw in refrigerator to use.
- You can peel the apples but it’s not required. Once the apples are blended up the kiddos will not know if they had peels or not.
- Add as much or little cinnamon as you like. We love cinnamon so we add a lot to our applesauce.
- For chunky applesauce don’t puree as long.
- We use a variety of apples in our applesauce. For example this batch had Granny Smith, Winesap, and Golden Delicious.
- Alternatively you can use a single kind of apples.
If I give the kids apple slices to eat and they do not finish them, I go ahead and chop them up and put them in a bag in the freezer. Then when the bag is full, I use it to make apple treats, like this applesauce or this gluten free baked brown sugar and apple oatmeal. This really helps us save money and stops us from wasting food so much.
Do you have a favorite homemade applesauce recipe?
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