Hi Bold Bakers!
Applesauce is a common ingredient in baking. It is often used to replace eggs or to moisten cakes. However it is not widely available. Making your own applesauce is incredibly easy, probably more so than going out to buy it. Keep a jar of Homemade Apple Sauce in the back of the fridge or even in the freezer for all of your baking emergencies.
Applesauce makes great baby food, a low fat dessert and an egg substitute in my recipes. My mum would stew apples like this and have it with yogurt as a snack. The warm apples on the cold yogurt is really comforting. Side note, it works great in homemade dog treats too.
Coming from Ireland, we use bramley apples to make purees, apple crumble, etc. but that varietal isn’t available here. Every country has different apples but the great thing about my Homemade Applesauce is that you can use any apple at all! That’s right, use whatever apples you have available in your country; they will all make great Applesauce.
Store your Homemade Applesauce in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Also, it freezes really well. You can freeze it in labeled ziplock bags or even in ice cube trays. I find it really helpful to have it closeby not only for my baking but to serve with pork for dinner. The sweet puree compliments pork really well.
- 4 apples*, peeled, cored and chopped
- ¾ Cup (6oz /180g) water
- ¼ Cup (2 oz/55g) sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for twenty minutes.
- With an immersion blender, blend applesauce until smooth.
- Serve warm or cold. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze it.