Microwave Applesauce Recipe

  Quick and Easy Homemade Applesauce

This Microwave Applesauce Recipe is quick and easy and makes a scrumptious sauce with apples and cinnamon or plain. If you are in a hurry and wish to make applesauce, this is probably the fastest method to use.

For other methods of making homemade applesauce, scroll down.

I used Golden Delicious apples for this recipe, however many other varieties will work well too.

You can make applesauce using all one type of apple, or mix a few different varieties of apples together, for a really special flavour of sauce!

If you are making applesauce for a diabetic diet, simply substitute a sweetener such as "Splenda" in the place of the sugar.

See Also: What Apples Types are Best For Applesauce?

See Also: How Many Apples Do I Need for Apple Recipes?

Microwave Applesauce

Ingredients

8 medium-large size apples
1 cup water, or more/less depending on apple variety
1/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste



Directions

Peel, core and cut the apples into chunk size pieces.

In a 2 litre size microwave-safe dish, combine the apple chunks and the water.

Cover the dish with a lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap, and microwave on high power for about 15 minutes or until the apples are tender (use a fork to test for tenderness every 5 minutes). If the microwave does not have a turn-table, rotate the dish manually every 5 minutes.

When apples are tender, stir in the sugar and microwave on medium power for an additional 2 minutes to completely dissolve the sugar.

Stir and mash the applesauce with a potato masher (see image below), and set aside to cool a little before serving.



(If a finer/smoother texture of applesauce is desired, simply process the applesauce in the blender).

Makes about 3 cups of delicious microwave applesauce!

Serves 6.

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. 

Microwaving Apples

Mashing Apples to Make Applesauce
Applesauce In Microwave

See Also:

Make Stovetop Chunky Applesauce
Make Crockpot Applesauce
Make Applesauce Using a Victorio Strainer
Make Applesauce Using a Foley Food Mill

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.


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