Homemade Applesauce No Sugar Added!
When you literally are at your ends with cooking, yet have a bunch of ‘older’ apples that need to be used, try my recipe.
Honestly, it does not get any easier than this 3-ingredient homemade applesauce.
Years back, I shared a recipe very similar, using a vapor cooking method and that recipe has been well-shared.
But, as I thought about it, it’s not a particular pot that makes this recipe for homemade applesauce fantastic!
Minimal homemade applesauce
Rather, it’s the minimal ingredients that create a blast of flavor beyond what you would imagine.
As you know, every recipe I share is easy to prepare and only includes basic ingredients.
I’ve dined around the world, and many renowned chefs have prepared dishes for me, with complex ingredients.
Would you like to know what I get out of that? Nothing.
More ingredients do not necessarily translate to better taste, it’s just more ingredients.
Simple, basic, and tasty, that’s what I will share with you.
I call it ‘Lazy Girls’ because if you have a peeler, that’s the most work you have to do in order to prepare this applesauce!
3-Ingredient Homemade Applesauce
Do you have a drawer of apples that have been there a while, what do you do with them? Surely you don’t want to toss them out?
What do you do with them?
Most of us don’t eat squashy apples, right? Rather let’s use them up.
This is the Queen of a Lazy Girl recipe and it will turn you on to applesauce even if you never liked it or made it before.
Yes, it’s a novice-level recipe.
No special culinary skills are needed.
Did I mention you also don’t need fancy kitchen essentials to create this 3-ingredient applesauce?
What kitchen essentials do you need
In order to harness the power of the Lazy Girl’s applesauce, you will need simple kitchen tools that YOU already own.
Grab a peeler, a bowl, and a pot.
Don’t forget a knife and an optional cutting board.
Additionally, you can use a colander if you are composting the skins and cores so that you can easily transfer them into your compost bucket.
Fast, Simple, Move It!
When I was looking at a crisper drawer full of apples, I was like ‘Oh my God this is going to take forever!’
I knew it would not but I had to crank myself into the mode. So, for me, this is about just peeling as fast as I can and not perfection.
Often, there are pieces, albeit, small pieces, of apple skin, left on the apple and that is fine.
You can slow your road and peel it all, but you don’t have to.
To make the whole process go faster, I cut the top and the bottom of the apple off. Then I peel.
After peeling, I simply cut the apple into chunks and toss those chunks into a bowl.
I do this because I like to make certain there are no stems or seeds on them (just in case that my fast fury missed something).
Recipe For Lazy Girl’s 3- Ingredient Homemade Applesauce
Warning the directions below is so easy, that this recipe might be addictive.
It’s definitely nice to have a lazy girl recipe to turn to, instead of working overtime in the kitchen.
Enjoy. ~ Dana XO
Lazy Girl’s 3-Ingredient Homemade Applesauce
What You Do NeedIn order to harness the power of the Lazy Girl's applesauce, you will need simple kitchen tools that YOU already own. Grab a peeler, a bowl, and a pot. Don't forget a knife and an optional cutting board. Additionally, you can use a colander if you are composting the skins and cores so that you can easily transfer them into your compost bucket.
- 12 Apples As many apples as you like, peeled, cored, chunked.
- Cinnamon Stick *optional
- 1/2 C water.
- Take all of your prepared apples and place them in a pot (that has a lid)
- Put your water into the pot.
- Top off with cinnamon (covering the apples that are on top).
- *optional – Add in the cinnamon stick and bury it in the middle.
- Cook on Medium Heat for one hour.
- At the end of one hour, remove from heat, set aside.
- When you are ready, take a potato masher, and puree, or when cooled, placed in blender and whip to smooth consistency or preferred consistency.