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Simple Stovetop Applesauce


I finally found something to do with those 20 apples that were taking up all that space in my fridge! Yes, I was still holding on to those apples we got from the orchard nearly a moth ago…but not anymore!

For the sake of making room in the fridge, and using these apples before they got past their prime, I decided to use all the rest for an easy stovetop applesauce. Just a few ingredients, and takes less than 30 minutes to make! It’s a great way to use apples that might be bruised or a little overripe for eating raw. Sweet apples are best for applesauce–the sweeter the apples the less sugar you’ll need!

You start off with a bunch of apples (mine ended up being about 20 cups!) that are peeled, cored, and chopped with a little sugar and spices. If this looks familiar it’s because that’s the same exact way that apple butter starts:

If you have a couple leftover apples, try it! Applesauce in the fridge is always good to replace oil in baking. It’s so simple and quick to do.


It’s tasty for eating…

…and will be great for lots of baking!

Thanks for reading!


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  • Lauren November 6, 2011, 10:25 am

    I got so excited when I saw this was a stovetop recipe and didn’t require a slow cooker! Having applesauce on hand for baking is such a great idea. Good thing it’s apple season!
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    • Lauren November 6, 2011, 6:55 pm

      Yes, is so easy on the stovetop! It can be done in the crockpot, but I say why bother when you can do it so fast on the stove!

  • Monique Koch November 6, 2011, 12:53 pm

    Yummy! We eat a lot of applesauce in this house :-) I like using it for oil too and also as my “egg” in baked goods.
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    • Lauren November 6, 2011, 6:56 pm

      It’s so great for baking! Whoever discovered that was genius! :)

  • Jess November 6, 2011, 8:34 pm

    Mm, I’ll have to try your recipe!

    I recently found a pretty good one, but I am always willing to expand my arsenal.

    If you are looking for a good recipe to use all that bounty of applesauce on, I suggest: Applesauce Spice Cake. So good!
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    • Lauren November 6, 2011, 9:02 pm

      Ohh awesome, thanks for the suggestion! I love applesauce cake but haven’t had it in a long time!

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