Applesauce was something that I grew up enjoying, but only out of small, plastic containers.  As I grew older, I stopped enjoying the treat, and assumed I didn’t like it anymore.  Heather encouraged me for almost a year to try her homemade applesauce, but I always turned it down saying I wasn’t “an applesauce person.”  That was stupid on my part.

Thankfully, last autumn, she made it anyway.  This applesauce is delicious, and I look forward to the times when she cooks it up at home.  Better yet, it’s really easy.  I hope you’ll take the time to make it as well; it’s a delicious homemade treat that’s way better than the stuff that’s pre-packaged in plastic.

apples ready to be stewed

5 large granny smith apples
3 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 pinches nutmeg (approx. 1/16 tsp)
1 pinch ground clove


chopped granny smith apples

Chop apples into eighths, removing core and seeds.

chopped apples in pot with spices

Add to a stock pot with water, and top with spices.

apples stewing covered over heat

Heat covered on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

slightly cooked apples

Heat for an additional 10 minutes, covered.

almost finished apple sauce

Stir well, and let it simmer for a final 10 minutes on low heat, covered.

finished apple sauce in cup

Allow to cool, and serve.


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