Fall Sides: Homemade Applesauce Recipe

October 29, 2014

Homemade Apple Sauce | Peaceful Dumpling

Applesauce used to be one of my favorite snacks growing up. I bought the delicious, pureed cups very regularly until I noticed something strange: orange, pink, even blue-colored applesauces. Blueberry mango grapefruit applesauce truly exists? Not organically. The rainbow-colored cups were my catalyst to come up with a homemade applesauce recipe– Little House on the Prairie-style. Although it doesn’t have artificial berry flavor, or 100 calories worth of cinnamon sugar, this applesauce goes straight to your heart and warms it up – loving you just as much as you love it.

Homemade Apple Sauce | Peaceful Dumpling

Homemade Applesauce

1 bushel of apples (varietal depending on taste preference)

2-3 cups water

2 tbsp cinnamon

3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

dash of lemon juice
1. Begin by coring & quartering the apples

2. Place apples in large saucepan, adding water halfway up the pan. Simmer apples in water until very soft.

Homemade Apple Sauce | Peaceful Dumpling

3. Strain apples, setting aside apple water*

4. With a ricer, food mill, food processor, or blender, puree apples until desired texture.

5. Season sauce with cinnamon, honey and lemon juice. The apple water is 100% apple cider; add cinnamon, honey or a bit of brandy for an organic autumn cocktail!

Also by Danielle: Autumn Brussels Sprouts Leaf Salad

More fall dips and sides: Maple Chili Sweet Potato Spread

Lime & Sage Delicata Squash Salad


Photo: Danielle Horvatin

Danielle Horvatin is a Wisconsin-born author and founder of The Sensitive Kitchen. After graduating from Marquette University, Danielle worked with non-profit organizations and marketing firms. As a blushing newlywed, Danielle enjoys reading, strolling farmer's markets with her husband and hiking with her golden doodle, Otis. Follow Danielle on Instagram and Twitter.


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