Homemade Spiced Applesauce
Once you try your hand at homemade applesauce, you’ll never want store-bought again. I like to make applesauce in a pressure cooker, which takes only 10 minutes at high pressure, or slowly simmered overnight in a slow cooker.
8 apples (such as Granny Smith or McIntosh), peeled, cored and chopped or sliced
1/4 cup apple juice, or more as needed
Ground cinnamon, to taste
1 tsp ground nutmeg (preferably freshly ground)
1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste
In a large pot, combine apples and juice and cook over medium heat, partially covered, until apples are very tender. Remove pot from heat.
Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, mash apples well. Add spices and sugar to taste. If applesauce is too thick, add a splash of apple juice to thin slightly.
Tip: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days, or freeze for longer storage.
Copyright 2012 Julie Hasson