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How to Make Homemade Applesauce

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

Our dwarf apple tree {that we were about to pull out this year} has finally paid off! This year we had a wonderful crop of more than 4 bushels of apples. We have a 5 in 1 tree so we get 5 different apple varieties all from our tree. Our favorite thing to do with all the apples is to make homemade applesauce. Not only does it make the house smell wonderful and is delicious, it is easy to preserve for later.
Our homemade applesauce recipe #recipes #fall

This is just one of all recipes I’ve shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!

Crock pot Recipes – Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Apple gadget you need
If you don’t have one of these gadgets – you need one We got it at Menards for $4.99. It peels, slices, and cores apples in about 10 seconds with just turning the handle. Even my 8 year old can use this with ease!

sliced and peeled apples ready to cook
Now your apples look like this.
add in cinnamon and something sweetWe put 1 cup water in the bottom and top with 12 cups apples in our crock pot (or large pot for stovetop). Now you can add 1/2 cups sugar, honey, or maple syrup – the sugar will be the sweetest. Finally add 1 teas cinnamon.

Cook on low 3 hours in the Crockpot (1 1/2 on the stovetop)

Preserving Homemade Applesauce

perfectly preserved homemade applesauceThe applesauce it going to smell so wonderful you may want to just eat it right away! But if you are trying to preserve 4 bushels of apples like we are you may need to preserve some for later. Just ladle the hot applesauce into sterilized canning jars. (you can sterilize them using a quick dishwasher rinse or dipping them in boiling water for 30 seconds)

Next wipe off the rim – if there is any food there it makes it hard to open later!

Top with a new canning top and a sterilized ring.

Place in boiling water that covers the jar by 1-2” and allow it to boil for 20 minutes.
Remove and place on a towel to cool. Within 24 hours all the lids should have popped and be tight. If not, place in refrigerator and consume within a week or so. All properly sealed jars can be stored in your pantry – YUM!

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