One of my blog readers commented on a previous post about baked apples, mentioning how she makes homemade apple sauce. I thought that was a brilliant idea! We get an abundance of apples from our Farm Share at times, and we also buy a lot of local apples throughout the Fall because they are so readily available and delicious. This is a great alternative to noshing on a raw apple that was so easy and yielded a really delicious dish!
Homemade Apple Sauce
Step 1: Wash, core and chop apples into chunks. I kept the skin on (it's the most nutritional part!)
Step 2: Heat the apples on the stove, medium heat.
Step 3: Cook the apples until they start to soften. They'll start to look a little mushy (like above). Once they reach this consistency, either purée the mixture with a hand blender (I have a Cuisinart immersion blender that I use) or let cool, then transfer to a food processor or blender to purée.
Final Step: Add cinnamon to taste, and voilá! Delicious homemade apple sauce with no sugar added!