Well, it’s the time of the year when the remaining garden produce is needing to be used. It’s kept pretty well until now, but if I want it to taste good, I need to use it pretty quickly. Since we have a few apples left, I thought it was a perfect time to make chunky applesauce (and an apple crisp with the rest of them). We had a variety of apples from my in-laws, but the specific apples you use doesn’t matter too much. The key to delicious applesauce, apple, butter, apple crisps or apple pies is the variety. Use a variety of apples – three or four different types of apples. Use apples that are sweet, soft, tart and firm. The varieties will really meld together to make a delicious finished product. When it comes to applesauce (especially chunky), you want to make sure that you use one apple that is starter (and more firm) that will add a little zip to your sauce and will keep its shape once it’s cooked. I love this applesauce. It’s perfect for breakfast, just for part of breakfast or to top crepes or pancakes. But it’s perfect for a snack or dessert as well.
This homemade applesauce is fabulous. It’s just a little tart and perfectly seasoned with just enough cinnamon and nutmeg to complement the flavor of the apples. It’s a wonderful addition to breakfast but is just as good as a snack or a dessert.
- 2 lbs apples, peeled and chopped
- 3 Tbsp water
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- In a large saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a simmer over medium heat.
- Cook for 10 – 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender.
- Serve hot, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Diet type: vegan, vegetarian
Diet tags: gluten free, low fat
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1/2 cup
Each serving = 2 Smart Points/3 Points
PER SERVING: 123 calories; 0g fat;0g saturated fat;32g carbohydrates; 27g sugar;0g protein; 2g fiber