Just apples, a hint of sugar and a few of my favorite spices and you’re on your way to making homemade apple sauce.
I love applesauce. It was one of those things as I kid that I used to love to have as a snack. It just tasted so good; and honestly, I still love it. For years I never knew that it was so simple to make. I just relied on the store-bought kind until I moved to countries that don’t sell apple sauce. Lol! That’s when I go to my kitchen laboratory and get to work creating.
The recipe is so simple. I mean, really simple. If you can cook apples and then pop them in a food processor — well, you have apple sauce.
Here’s the recipe:
Homemade Apple Sauce
- 3 apples (I used Golden Delicious because they are sweet and delicious!)
- 1/2 lemon (juiced)
- 2 T white sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cardomom pods
- 3 cloves
- 1 c water
Peel, core and slice the apples.
Place the apples in a large stock pot. Add the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves and water.
Simmer for about 20 minutes (stirring occasionally) or until the apples are tender.
Remove the cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom pods.
Transfer the apples to a food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve and Enjoy warm or pop it in the fridge for later. (It is really good cold, especially on a hot summer day! Simply refreshing!)