Homemade Applesauce

Over the weekend, I collected tons of apples from my apple picking adventure in Blue Ridge, GA. Click here if you missed my little round up. 

It's no secret that I love anything with apples, so I wanted to make something spectacular that I had never made before. However, it also had to be quick cook recipe. I only had time to make and photograph something on Sunday and a nap was completely necessary...

So I took a mixture of Fuji, Rome Beauty, Braeburn and Granny Smith apples and turned them into a childhood favorite...

I adore applesauce and this is a perfect and simple recipe. Here is what you need and what to do...

A mixture of 8 of your favorite type of apple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
Juice of one lemon
Two cinnamon sticks, snapped in half
1 cup of 100% pure apple juice
1/4 cup or less of brown sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

In a large pot, add the apples, lemon juice, apple juice, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar and nutmeg. Add less brown sugar if you want the sauce to be less sweet. Bring the mixture up to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes or until the apples are tender. Remove from the heat, remove the cinnamon sticks and add the 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Then mash the apples with a potato masher to your desired consistency. I like it kinda chunky...

I served this with grilled pork chops and a salad the other night and it was delish! I think the kiddos would like this, too. Oh, and your house will smell amazing...

Linked up to Tasty Tuesdays and The Lady Behind The Curtain!

Images by me
Recipe adapted from The Neelys

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  1. Love applesauce, especially with pork. I've never made my own, but will definitely try this recipe. Looks easy!

  2. YUM! That looks like absolute perfection. I love serving applesauce over grilled pork chops, and homemade will definitely take it to a new level!

  3. This is a great idea for making use of an apple surplus (i'm guilt of letting more than a few of them disintegrate in the back of the fridge). I'm not sure I've ever had freshly made applesauce, but I bet it's fantastic!

  4. I just got so excited because I was trying to decide what to do with the last of our apples from our apple orchard trip. This is a great idea:)

  5. I saw this photo on Tasty Tuesdays and I just knew it had to be yours! ;) I love homemade applesauce and this recipe sounds fabulous. I am definitely trying it!!! xo

  6. Im not a huge apple sauce fan- but I will never forget when I lived In Pennsylvania my dear neighbor made me some homemade apple sauce and I licked the bowl clean. Homemade is def. the way to go!!

  7. Your home must have smelled so amazing. Yummy recipe.

  8. Ok - this recipe is pretty much PHENOMENAL! Seriously. We just finished our major undertaking of apple canning. Started last Wednesday when we picked the apples in a near tsunami, then went to work this weekend. Made some apple juice, apple butter, and then this recipe for the apple sauce. It is DELICIOUS! I'm never going to want to eat store bought ever again. We ended up with 13 pints and 11 half pints of the pure gold. I'm not telling a soul because I don't want to share!! Thank you!!!

    Yvonne @

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