Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This makes just 1 1/2 cups of applesauce. From Great American Home Cooking (Collector's Issue 1998)
- 2 large tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
- Place apples, water, and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Mash sugar into the apples; cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove cinnamon stick; cool and store in a tightly covered bowl in the refrigerator.
I made this with American Cameo apples, no sugar and no cinnamon. I actually just wanted to have some unsweetened applesauce on hand to substitute for oil in baking. So, I whipped some of this up and used it in No Fat Brownies. Because I didn't want any chunks, I pureed in the blender. It made a little over 1 1/2 cups. I think I will use some of it for Low-fat Banana Bars next. Thanks for an easy method to make a healthy substitute for baking. This is actually also a prefect way to make applesauce for babies, just puree after cooking, and I would avoid the sugar for babies, but they would love it!
My entire family enjoyed this applesauce! I used a variety of apples and it came out great!
Very easy and yummy recipe. My kids, especially, loved it and we served it warm-straight from the stove. The only thing different I did was to add ground cinnamon, since I was all out of the sticks. Thanks for a nice side dish.