How to Make Applesauce
On the Stovetop

 A Recipe for Chunky Applesauce

Here is How to Make Applesauce on the stovetop, a simple recipe for chunky applesauce made without an applesauce strainer. This is a basic recipe to make fresh sauce with apples.

Chunky Applesauce Recipe

This recipe makes about 4 cups of chunky stove-top applesauce. If you wish to make more OR less applesauce, simply adjust the ingredients accordingly.



If you are looking for a recipe to make applesauce for a side for a dinner, here is a great recipe to use.
For recipes for other methods to make homemade applesauce, scroll down.

Ingredients

12 medium size apples
1/2 cup water, or more/less depending on apple type
1/2 cup granulated sugar, or more/less

Directions

Peel, core and slice the apples into a pan, and add the water.

Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Cover, and bring the apples and water to a boil over medium-high heat, then, when the mixture has come to a full boil, reduce the heat to low, and allow the apples to simmer (I keep the lid on, but ajar) for about 15 - 20 minutes or until the apples are tender/soft. Mix with a wooden spoon from time to time to prevent sticking and burning of the apples.

Making Applesauce

Making Chunky Applesauce using a Potato Masher

Remove the pan from the heat, and, using a potato masher, mash the apples.

The applesauce will have a "chunky" texture. If a smooth consistency of applesauce is desired, simply process the apples in a blender.

Add sugar to the applesauce and stir well to dissolve.

Serve warm or cold as a side dish to any meal, or serve as an applesauce topping for ice cream.

Makes about 4 cups.

If you wish to freeze the applesauce, simply pour it into freezer-safe containers or sealable bags, and store it in the freezer for up to a year.

If you prefer to can the applesauce, fill the glass jars as per regular/recommended canning/preserving methods and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes for pint jars and 20 minutes for quart jars (at altitudes of 0 -1,000 feet) or as per the Canner instructions and recommendations or directions. 



Tip

You can add additional flavourings to homemade applesauce, depending on your likes and dislikes.

Common flavourings include (per 8 apples) - a teaspoon of grated lemon zest or vanilla extract, or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg.

I like to make the applesauce plain, and have a bottle of cinnamon and sugar mix on the table so that those that prefer applesauce with cinnamon can simply add it to their portion!

Easy Applesauce Recipe with Cinnamon

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See Also:

Make Crockpot Applesauce
Make Microwave Applesauce
Make Applesauce Using a Victorio Strainer
Make Applesauce Using a Foley Food Mill


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