Kat's Maple Applesauce
Maple is a great addition to homemade applesauce. You control the amount of added sugar and the texture in this delicious twist on a family favorite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 5 medium-sized apples (see note)
- ½ cup water
- 1 T lemon juice
- ¼ t cinnamon
- ⅛ t nutmeg
- 3-4 T pure maple syrup
- 1-2 t maple sugar optional
Core and roughly peel apples. Then cut into even, medium-sized chunks.
Place apples in a pan with water and lemon juice. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until apples are soft.
Add spices, maple syrup, and maple sugar (if using).
Mash with a potato masher if you like your applesauce chunky. Puree with an immersion blender if you prefer it smooth.
Many applesauce recipes call for Macintosh apples only. I prefer a mix of apples. For this recipe I used a mix of tart and sweet apples–Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Gala. You could also use Fuji, Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious. For more information on apple types, see this pin on the MyUntangled Life “Apple Season!” board on Pinterest.