Homemade Applesauce

One of my favorite Fall flavors is applesauce.  Beyond the amazing flavor, I love that it makes the whole house smell warm and inviting.  Over the years I have tried several different recipes, but they always had tons of sugar in them.  So I decided to try and make my own recipe.  With a bit of research I was able to put together a recipe that is a slam dunk.  It’s not only the best tasting applesauce I have ever had, it is really good for you.


start with about 3 lbs of apples and a couple of pears (the quality of the fruit definitely makes a difference – I used the fruit we picked in Julian)


peel the apples and pears fully


core and dice your fruit into roughly 1 inch pieces


throw them in a pot with a splash of water (1/4 cup) and lemon juice (1 tblsp)


add 1 cinnamon stick and 1 (generous) tablespoon of honey


give it a stir, partially cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally for about 40 minutes until it cooks down


voilà, remove the cinnamon stick and tuck in!


Hope that you all enjoy a great Fall weekend!

10 Comment

    1. Kate says: Reply

      Thanks Diane!

  1. I have never done applesauce. Yours looks tasty and the recipe is easy to follow. Have a nice weekend!


  2. Lana says: Reply

    I love the way you celebrate food and life. Not only are your restaurant and entree choices interesting – but also so very visually appealing. And you cook too? So wonderful – I’m hooked on your postings. Great quality photos.

    1. Kate says: Reply

      Thanks Lana!

  3. M says: Reply

    Looks like a lovely recipe!

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    1. Kate says: Reply

      It is so good and so sweet, hope that you give it a try!

  4. M says: Reply

    Looks delicious!

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  5. Summer says: Reply

    I love anything with apples! This looks so nice♥♥


    1. Kate says: Reply

      Thanks Summer!

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