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Video:Homemade Applesauce

with Rachel Edelman

Making applesauce at home gives it a fresh flavor that you can modify with a number of ingredients. Try these tips for homemade applesauce.See Transcript

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Transcript:Homemade Applesauce

Making applesauce at home gives it a fresh flavor that you can modify with a number of ingredients. Try these tips for homemade applesauce. Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make homemade applesauce.

Wash the Apples

First wash and peel your apples. You will need 1 apple per serving of applesauce. You should use an apple that won't discolor easily, like Cortland, Golden Delicious, Ida Red and McIntosh. Today I'm using Golden Delicious.

Chop the Apples

Next we chop the apples. Start by coring the apples. Then cut the apple in half and remove any pieces that the corer missed. Now cut wedges, and then chop them. Try to cut so your pieces are roughly the same size.

Combine Applesauce Ingredients

Put the apples into a saucepan along with:
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
For additional flavor, you could use honey or cinnamon with or instead of sugar.

Cook the Applesauce

Cook mixture on medium high heat, bring to a boil, and then simmer until the apples are tender, this will take about 20 minutes.

Mash and Cool the Applesauce

Take your pan off the stove and mash the apples with a masher or blend with an electric mixer. I'll take some time to mash all the apples. Put the applesauce in an airtight container and let it cool in the refrigerator. When cool, serve with a little cinnamon on top and enjoy!

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