Homemade applesauce is so delicious and good for you! Some people add sugar or cinnamon, however I’ve never felt a need to as the apples we always get have the best flavor already.
- Wash the apples.
- Cut apples in 1/4 or 1/8 and place into a large pot of water.
- Cook apples until they are softened (not mushy)
- Spoon apples into your applesauce making attachment.
- The attachment will separate the applesauce from the unwanted parts (seeds, peel, stem, etc)
- Spoon the applesauce into your jars
- Clean the top of the jar before placing a seal that’s been heated in a pan of boiling water, then screw on a ring
- Process in a water bath canner making sure the water is at least 1/2″ higher than the top of the jars for the time needed depending on your altitude. (I’m at 5,000 feet so my processing time is 20 minutes for pints and 30 minutes for quarts) It’s better safe than sorry and you really can’t over process them in this kind of canner.
- Label the jars and store on the shelf
Applesauce can be used as a replacement for oil in recipes such as cakes, cookies, muffins, etc. It’s a healthier option and makes the recipe moist too.
Watch this video to see how to set up the KitchenAid attachment and how to use it: