A Dash of Healthy: Homemade Applesauce

IMG_2231Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the most impact. When we think of fall, we think of apple picking, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider—at least I do. (Apple is the new pumpkin after all). But after you go out with your friends and have a great time picking a huge basket of apples, what are you going to do with all that fruit? One amazingly simple thing: applesauce.

Yeah, you might be a fan of Mussleman’s, but have you ever had homemade applesauce? Like, honest-t0-goodness applesauce? It’s life changing, so simple to make and the best healthy, cozy comfort food you can get during the fall season.

What you’ll need:

An apple peeler or knife
A big pot
A whole mess of apples

What to do:

1. Peel the apples and cut them into roughly eight chunks per apple, making sure you remove the seeds.

2. Throw the apple pieces in the pot and let them simmer for 20 minutes on low heat until you can make a puree…and that’s it!

No sugar or preservatives, no nothing but amazing, warm deliciousness. I usually use Macintosh or Gala apples, but Honeycrisp would probably be amazing too—it’s all up to your preference! For a little extra flavor, add a little cinnamon or spices of your choice.

Here’s wishing you a cozy fall!

Photo by Corinne Fierro