Dylan’s favorite fruit is easily apples–he especially loves the granny smith apples–so when he told me that he wanted to make his own applesauce, I thought that it would be perfect for him. And oh my gosh is it delicious! It turned out better than store-bought applesauce, so we thought we would share his recipe for anyone who would be interested in trying it! It’s super simple. Dylan found the recipe from thepioneerwoman.com.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
6 lbs peeled, cored, and sliced apples
1 cup of apple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Choose your favorite apples! Dylan chose honeycrisp and granny smith apples. Peel and core the apples. Throw all the apple slices into a large pot.
Next, add the rest of the ingredients. Mix as best you can–once you begin to warm it, it will get easier to mix. Turn the stovetop onto medium heat and cover. Once the pot is warm, leave it covered for 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until apples are tender but not completely falling apart.
Let the mixture cool for five minutes. Then simply blend it all up in a blender! Be careful, it will still be very hot (but it’s also very delicious when warm). Refrigerate for a few hours for traditional applesauce. Dylan bought mason jars to store it all in. He is very happy with this recipe! Let us know if you give it a try.