Poofy Cheeks: Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

September 22, 2016

Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

When we lived in Illinois we used to visit Edward's Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove every year. They had the best apple cider donuts and I haven't found an apple cider I can drink because I was spoiled on how delicious theirs was. It was a family tradition to go there every fall and now that I live in Florida it is probably one of the things I miss the most. We don't even have apple orchards here and not getting to share that experience with my own kids weighs on me every fall.

With hints of fall and apples around every corner at the grocery store I couldn't help but bring a whole bag of apples home the other day in hopes I would have a free few minutes to make homemade apple sauce. The perfect applesauce eats well by itself but also plays well as an ingredient in other recipes throughout fall.



  • 3 lbs of apples
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup packwd brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice

  1. Peel, core the cut the apples into large chunks. Place apples in a pot with all remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook ingredients on medium for 25-30 minutes stirring occassionaly.
  3. After apples are soft and mushy use a handheld blender (I use my Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender with the puree attachment) to puree the apples into a sauce of desired consistency. We prefer ours a bit thicker than the storebought stuff.

The Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender is made my newest kitchen gadget and it has me excited to make lots of new things. I have wanted to try each of the five attachments even if that means trying recipes or cutting herbs for no purpose but to use the gadget. It came with attachments to blend, puree, chop and more!

Store the applesauce in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or can and it so you can always curb your cravings for fall.

Now doesn't this applesauce look yummy? I can't wait to add it into other recipes or feed the preservative free applesauce to my youngens.


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