Yes, it’s another “homemade” recipe!  I guess this has been my new New Year’s resolution- just to try to make more things from scratch, mainly bc of the control you have in what ingredients go into your food.

This is a particularly good recipe for us, since the kids love apple sauce.  And, as I don’t think I’ll be able to break them away from apple juice any time soon (they’re obsessed!), it’s good to find other ways of eliminating some of their daily sugar!

Anyway, I found a “recipe” online (YouTube) on how to make applesauce.  I say recipe-in-quotes bc there’s no real recipe, just a guide on how to do it.  There’s loads of room for interpretation.  For example, one lady only uses MacIntosh apples for her sauce, but as I only have Fuji apples in the fridge, that’s what we’re going to use.  One woman peeled hers;  another didn’t.

So, here goes!

I had three giant Fuji apples, and I think that’s all I’ll use right now- I’m hoping to learn to can things in the future, but since I don’t know how to do that right now, I’m just making a small batch that could be eaten pretty quickly.

For this project, I also just bought an apple corer.  Sounds dumb, but I’m pretty excited about it, mainly bc w/it, I just peeled and cored the apples in under a minute!  Amazing!

Now, into a bowl of cold water, just so the apples don’t get too brown:

Drain out some of the water, and start cooking them!  I think I only have about…1/2″ of water in the pot, and it’s on low-heat. They’ll probably cook for about 25 minutes.  (Oh, also- I’m trying to limit the sugar, so as of right now, I have 1/3 cup of sugar, and I’m sprinkling it in now and then.  I may add more at the end, if it’s way too bland, but we’ll see!)

I also squeezed half a lemon over it…bc that’s what one of the videos mentioned!  To keep it from turning brown?

Be back soon w/an update!

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So, after about 25-30 minutes, I think it’s all set!

About half-way through...bubbling!

Once it seemed prettty smushy (above), I added in the pinch of salt, and then mixed it all up w/a hand mixer.

So…it’s finished!  Too easy!  However, I wish I had used less sugar- even the 1/3 cup seems a bit too much!  Might add more apples to it…

Yummy!

Enjoy! 🙂

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