Saturday, October 10, 2015

Homemade Applesauce

The downside of being married to a dentist is that everyone wants to have their teeth cleaned on Saturday mornings, so my husband works two Saturdays a month.

While cleaning the kitchen this morning, I noticed several apples that were on the verge of rotting (kind of like the teeth my husband works on.) Well, when life gives you apples, why not make applesauce? So that's what I did! Instead of looking up a recipe online, I decided to experiment.

I peeled and chopped all the apples, which took quite some time. Then I loaded the apple slices into a Corningware container, added 1/2 cup of water, and microwaved them for about four minutes to soften the apples.

Then I grabbed my KitchenAid mixer and attached the food grinder attachment. Growing up, we mixed everything by hand, and I always considered stand-up mixers to be a cop out. My aunt bought me a KitchenAid as a wedding gift, and I was instantly hooked. It's like a power tool for the kitchen.

Within three minutes, I had a delicious bowl of applesauce, to which I added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Bon appetit!

For those who don't have a stand-up mixer, be sure to sufficiently soften your apples in the microwave, and then use a potato masher to reach the desired consistency.

Now I just need some pork chops to go with my applesauce! (Any Brady Bunch fans out there?)


  1. Anonymous10/10/2015

    love the experimentation... but if you have the chance cook them on the stove or bake them in the oven for a healthier version (using microwaves zaps more nutrients out of food than other cooking mechanisms)

    1. Anonymous10/12/2015

      Thank you, Ellie! I agree with Alexis that it would be healthier to do them in the oven or on the stove. I have fond memories of my mom making cinnamon applesauce on the stove. As the apples and cinnamon cooked, they filled the house with a delicious odor. It was so nice to come home from school and smell that applesauce!

  2. Shela G10/10/2015

    yes I am a Brady bunch fan!! Thank you for sharing. sounds good and I might have to give it a try.

  3. Anonymous10/11/2015

    Is Ellie or Lily short for somthing?

  4. Anonymous10/11/2015

    I'm 23 years old, but grew up watching re-runs and DVDs of old shows, plus movies from the 1930s and 40s. These continue to be our favorites. Anyways, I have seen the Brady Bunch episode where Peter repeatedly says "pork chops & applesauce." LOL! My family quotes lines from shows all the time, too.

  5. Anonymous10/11/2015

    porkchops and applesauce...isn't that swell!

  6. Anonymous10/11/2015

    Good for you! This summer, my family and I did about 100 quarts of applesauce. There is a MUCH easier way to do it!! Chop your apples (don't have to peel, wash, or core them!), throw them in boiling water until soft. Run them through a juicer. Comes out perfect every time!!

  7. I used to get called Marsha Brady when I was in school because apparently I looked like her!

  8. Anonymous10/24/2015

    I'm sure you could have found Michelle Duggars receipe, as she makes it for all the kids when their wisdom teeth come out;-) Yours looked great anyway :-)