Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

It’s finally here. Time to admit that fall has arrived. I can’t possibly continue to be stubborn about this any longer. The days are cooling down, pumpkin spice latte’s are calling my name, and we went apple picking. Apple picking is NOT a summer activity. So I’m caving. And this non-coffee-drinking-girl is going to get a pumpkin spice latte ASAP!

Making your own applesauce is really simple. Hubby and I don’t eat applesauce except during the fall when I make huge batches on the weekends. I usually make cranberry applesauce because I love the combination of apples and cranberries. But this year I wanted to try out a new recipe. This applesauce is very cinnamony and delicious. And I made it extra thick! I love eating it warm. Makes me think of apple pie. Especially when you top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

While I’m talking about apples, do you have one of these apple peeler, corer, slicer things? They’re AWESOME. It’s one of two uni-tasker we allow in the Beantown Baker kitchen (the other is the garlic press). Hubby really enjoys using this contraption partially because it’s fun to use and partially because he knows he’ll get more apple goodies if he helps out. If you have one in the back of your cabinet collecting dust, I recommend pulling it out while it’s apple season!

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Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Yield: Makes ~3 cups

Ingredients:

6 apples, peeled and cored
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup water

Directions:

Cut the apples into large chunks and put them in a heavy pot over medium heat; add the brown sugar, salt, lemon juice, cinnamon and water.

Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the apples are extremely soft and mushy.

Using a potato masher or fork, mash the apples together until you have an applesauce-like consistency.

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8 Responses to “Caramelized Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream”

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    Shannon — August 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

    oh i loved loved loved this ice cream. graham cracker chunks are a great addition!

    • beantownbaker — August 26th, 2013 @ 10:54 am

      We absolutely loved it too.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Oh goodness, you couldn’t have put any more of my favorites together 🙂 this is perfect!!

    • beantownbaker — August 27th, 2013 @ 7:47 am

      It’s seriously so good.

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    Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — August 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    This is definitely one of my favorite ice creams from Jeni’s book, well seriously you can’t go wrong with any of them. Your adaptation looks fantastic!!

    • beantownbaker — August 27th, 2013 @ 7:48 am

      I completely agree. Everything I’ve made from her book has been fantastic.

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    Christina — August 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

    You are a genius. I read these every morning at work and i drool. You really need to write a book. I cannot keep up with all the DELICIOUS recipies!!!!

    Christina~

    • beantownbaker — August 27th, 2013 @ 10:05 am

      Aww, thanks! I feel your pain. My must-bake/cook list grows MUCH faster than I mark things off of it…

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