Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe for Fall

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If you, like me, are in the northern hemisphere of good ol’ Mother Earth, then you’re rotch in the midst of autumn. Nights are getting chillier, crops are starting (continuing?) to fail, and we’re all preparing for a green Halloween (a Hallogreen).

You casually glance at the clock. You know what time it is. We all do. It’s morphin’ time homemade applesauce o’clock!

Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe in the Universe

The secret ingredient in this homemade applesauce is apples. Save money (and keep it local) by nabbing some farm-fresh apples from a neighbor’s apple tree, stealing the fruit Aladdin-style!

Apples in the grass, a still life

Applesauce Ingredients

  • About 10 apples
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • One and a half cups o’ water
  • No added sugar! Heck yeah!

First thing’s first. Wash your newly acquired apples, then get to slicing. Watch out for those pesky fingers!
Blood Apple

Or, you can use this handy apple-slicer that ALSO cores! Say whaaaaaat?!
Applesplosion

Once you’ve cored n’ sliced all your manzanas, plop the apple slices into a big pot, and pour the 1.5 cups of water in.
So many apple slices

Now go ahead and add the spices (nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon); you can do this. I believe in you.
Slices with spices

Cover the pot, crank up the heat, and let it simmer for about 21 minutes. It should look a little something like this:
Stewed apples

Now get a potato masher, and mash away all your frustrations by smashing the defenseless stewed apples. Mash until your tears of rage stop flowing.
Mashin' Apples

After you recover from your mashing session, voila! Your all-natural homemade applesauce is done! It’s a great spooktacular, natural treat for Halloween-time.
Easy Homemade Applesauce

P.S. Special thanks to Jessi and Tiffers for buying all the apples so I didn’t really have to steal them.

Posted in food, green living on Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:39 AM.

6 Responses to “Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe for Fall”

  1. Wigbate says:

    Looks quite Jawsome, I need to make some China cancer-sauce

  2. sylvia sustainer says:

    And, even EASIER, you can just use cinnamon!
    Ah, applesauce, the way Grandma used to make it–
    thanks, EcoJoe!

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