How To Make Fresh Chunky Applesauce
Now that fall is almost here Granny Smith and Pippin apples will be at their best. There is nothing like applesauce made at home and I would like to share this simple recipe with its variations with everyone.
You will need 3 lbs. of a tart cooking apples like Granny Smith or Pippin
1/2 cup honey
1.Begin by peeling and cutting apples into chunks
2.Put in medium pot and add honey.
3.Allow mixture to come to a boil (do not leave pot unattended on stove)
Reduce heat to low and cover pot.
4.Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until apples become soft.
5.Use a potato masher or a fork to break up the apples,.
6.Wait for apples to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
This recipe yields about 8 servings.
Warning!!! Applesauce will disappear from refrigerator very quickly.
Awesome Flavor Options
The following can be added to your applesauce in the following way.
Apricot or Peach----Stir in 2/3 cup (no sugar) all fruit spread or preserves after mashing.
Mixed Berry or Strawberry----Stir in 2 cups frozen berries at the beginning of the cooking.
Spicy Cinnamon----Stir in 2 tbps.red hot cinnamon candies after mashing the apples.
Cinnamon----just add 3/4 tsp.cinnamon in the beginning of cooking.