Easy Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce
Making applesauce is quite easy. I never realized it till as of late and started cooking more. My dad originally found a recipe on how to make applesauce and it called for juice and sugar too I think.
(It’s been awhile since I saw the recipe really) Anyways, It’s pretty simple overall to make. You can even omit the juice if you like as well as the sweetener if you’re wanting unsweet applesauce.
The only time-consuming part us just slicing and peeling apples. If you have an apple slicer, this process will go much faster but if you’re just using a knife, it will be a bit slower time wise.
Now the apples you choose will make your applesauce either sweet, sour, or roughly in the middle. If you want your applesauce to be sweet, I suggest using like Red Delicious or Fuji apples at least. If you’re looking for more sour, then Granny Smith apples would be a good choice. I usually use whatever apples are moderately sweet, like Gala, that Aldi’s offers for a good price and just add a bit of stevia as needed to make it perfect.
I use my Ninja Pulse food processor to make everything I need from applesauce to smoothies and even dough too. It has been a great investment and works rather well. Next on my “to make” list will be trying out juicing recipes.
This recipe will make a small amount. If you’re wanting a large container of applesauce, I suggest at least doubling the recipe.
- 5 small to medium sized apples
- 1/4 cup apple juice (optional)
- 1-2 tsp of lemon juice
- Cinnamon (optional to taste)
- Stevia (optional to taste)
- Wash, slice, and peel your apples. Then place each slice in your food processor or blender.
- Add lemon juice to keep apples from browning and add your cinnamon and stevia if you’re planning on sweetened cinnamon applesauce.
- Then add your liquid so it’s just enough to help blend everything together.
- Once blended to desired consistency, pour into a sealable container and place into your fridge to become cold.