|625 g||0 minutes|
- 3 medium apples
- 0.67 cup water
- some granulated sugar (optional)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 0.25 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 0.25 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 0.25 tsp vanilla
- 1 sauce pan or pan
- 1 blender or immersion blender
Rinse, peel and chop the apples. While chopping, make sure to remove the seeds and pith from the center of the apples.
Place them in a sauce pan or pan.
Add 1/2 to 2/3 cups of water. The water should just about cover the apples.
Bring this mixture to a simmer on a low to medium heat. You can add granulated sugar (optional) if you prefer.
If the apples are very sweet, then you don't need to add sugar. If they are less sweet or not sweet, then add sugar as needed.
Add lemon juice.
You can also add spices like cinnamon (optional) or nutmeg (optional) or vanilla extract at this step.
Simmer till the apples are softened. Keep stirring occasionally when the apples are getting cooked.
If the water dries out and the apples start sticking to the pan, then add more water.
Once the mixture becomes warm, you can either mash the apples or puree them in a blender or immersion blender.
Mashing gives a slight chunky texture. Blending them will give a smooth texture.
The final color of the applesauce depends on the variety of apples used.
Pour applesauce in bottles or bowls. Once cooled refrigerate them for about a week or freeze for 1 to 2 months.