Homemade Apple Sauce

Friday, December 20, 2013

The way this recipe came to be is really an interesting story.  I started this recipe with every intent of making fried cinnamon apples.  I was unsure of how it would turn out from the beginning because the recipe I was kind of basing mine off of the picture didn't match what the recipe itself was describing.

Where I went wrong was probably my stove top temperature.  I had it on a setting that was probably medium if not medium-low.  Another thing that could have made them turn out would have been to bake them in the oven instead of frying them on the stove.

I did follow the directions of the recipe though, which told me to slice the apples into 1/4" pieces (I just quartered the apples).  Then it told me to place them in coconut oil, top with cinnamon and nutmeg, cover, and let cook until done.  Well I did that and when I came back to check on them they were mush!

I am going to give you the recipe exactly with how I made it.  I'm sure there are other ways maybe even easier ways of making apple sauce but I've never looked for one because it wasn't my intent to make apple sauce and I've never made homemade apple sauce...until now. However, this recipe tasted great!!  Just ended up with a different dish in the end!

  • 4 medium sized green tart apples
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil*
*I should have specified this long ago but the coconut oil that I used is refined.  If you do not buy refined coconut oil then you will get a slight coconut flavor in everything you cook it with.

  1. In a pan on the stove melt and heat the coconut oil on medium.
  2. Cut the apples into quarters cutting out the core as you normally would.  I left the skin on mine but you could probably peal them before hand.
  3. Place apple pieces in the pan.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and drizzle with honey.  To be honest I didn't measure anything I just kinda eye-balled it.
  5. Mix until all the apple pieces are evenly coated.
  6. Cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes.  Checking on it occasionally to stir.
  7. I knew mine was ready because when I came back to check on it the apple pieces had puffed up, gotten mush, and were falling off of its skin.
  8. At this point I pealed the skins off and tossed them.  Then cooked the apples until they got a little more mushy and less chunky.
  9. Then I scooped them out into the bowl.  As I was scooping out the apple mush I did tilt the pan downward (away) so the majority of the oil stayed in the pan.
  10. It did not taste too oily by any means and it tasted good served hot or cold!
  11. Enjoy!!

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