Healthy Homemade Applesauce
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Healthy Homemade Applesauce

Apples, fresh from the orchard, are one of the blessings in September. I enjoy making applesauce for the grandchildren. Each year I get a little more efficient.

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

Two appliances have simplified the process of making applesauce for me: a crock pot and a victorio strainer. What is a victorio strainer? For a complete description of this wonderful tool, click here.

I have access to unsprayed wild apples on the old family farm.   The     apples are not so great for eating fresh, but they make a good applesauce. I sort them and cut out the bad parts. Then I simply cut them in four pieces, leaving the skin on, leaving the core intact.   (If I am using   apples that have been sprayed I do remove the skin.)

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

I fill up the crock pot with apple sections turn it on high for a couple hours. Them I turn it down to low, stir and mash the apples, continuing to cook until completely soft.

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

The soft, mashed apples are put through the victorio strainer,  which    removes the apple skin and seeds.  I have nicely pureed and strained    applesauce.

I add honey and Ceylon cinnamon to taste. (Ceylon cinnamon has a milder, sweeter flavor than cassia cinnamon, as well as increased health benefits.) The sauce is then ready to be canned.


Thanks for visiting. Enjoy this season of harvest!

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

7 Comments on “Healthy Homemade Applesauce

  1. I love homemade applesauce. I didn’t make any this year, but I did make apple butter and apple jelly. Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

  2. I have never done mine in the crockpot, but I’m planning to make applesauce today so I may need to try out this method!

  3. Now this is the right recipe for me -to do it in the crockpot! Love applesauce in winter with potato fries and chicken. Many thanks for sharing the applesauce with SEASONS! Have a great rest of the week:):)

    1. Lisa, the crockpot makes it so easy. Once I have them in the crockpot, I can work on other projects and then finish up the applesauce at my convenience.

  4. Oh, this looks so wonderful! I love homemade applesauce, and it is such a blessing that you have access to them like this. God bless you, Carol. 🙂

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