No Sugar Added Homemade Applesauce
Ditch the store bought stuff and make your own no-sugar added, flavorful homemade applesauce!
Tawnie Graham of Kroll's Korner
I recommend a mix of Pink Lady & Granny Smith
freshly squeezed orange juice
(optional) Use more water if you prefer not to use.
Peel all of the apples and cut each apple into large chunks. Place apple pieces in a large pot on the stove over medium heat and add in all of the remaining ingredients. Cover with lid.
Cook on low-medium heat until apples break down, ~30-45 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally. Remove cinnamon sticks when applesauce has finished cooking.
Mash apples with a potato masher for a chunky consistency. For a smoother consistency, puree the applesauce in a food processor or with an immersion blender.
Enjoy cooled down or warm! Store in fridge.
*You can use any apple(s) you'd like in this homemade applesauce. I like using a blend or two or three different varieties.