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Can Homemade Applesauce With Cinnamon


homemade cinnamon applesauce

Making Applesauce with Cinnamon

We have canned our own applesauce for several years.  Where we live, there are many apple trees and we also have a few on our little farm.  We have shared a recipe for chunky applesauce and also this recipe for homemade applesauce.

Both recipes start out the same, it’s what you do different in the middle that separates the chunky from the smooth.

if apples are soft, you cannot use this as the peeler

Is There an Easy Way to Process the Apples?

We have a Kitchen Aid mixer with the peeling & coring attachment. If you have a peeler and corer, it will make things go quickly. If you do not have equipment, you can use a vegetable peeler and knife to process the apples. Make you add fruit fresh or lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown. You will remove the apples from this before starting the recipe.

Is Water is Added to Make Cinnamon Applesauce?

Very little water is added. Only add what is needed. We used 9 pounds of apples to make applesauce and used a half cup to start. The water helps keep the apples from burning as they break down. If you need to add more, that is fine, but you are not trying to make soup, you only need enough to keep the apples from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

apple core and slice apples

How Do You Make The Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe?

To make applesauce, you cook the apples until soft and puree them smooth. As the apples cook down, they will break down. You will need to use a food processor, blender or potato masher to help them liquify.

food processor blending apples

Do You Need Lemon Juice to Make Applesauce?

Lemon Juice is needed to help bring the acidity up in the applesauce. The lemon juice also keeps the apples from turning brown while you are processing.

What Do You Use to Make the Best Applesauce?

You can also use Granny Smith, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp or Mcintosh Apples. Theses apples are also great for making apple crisp, apple pie, and apple pie filling.

Try to use a couple kinds of apples when making your applesauce. Doing this will give you more than one depth of flavor with apples. For our recipe, we use Jonagold and Gala. If you are able to go to a local apple orchard, see what they have available for apple picking or on hand in your area. Our cider mill had baskets put together baskets with recommendations on what would be best for making applesauce with mixed apple varieties.

cooked apples mashed with ground cinnamon and sugar

Can Applesauce Be Canned in a Water Bath?

Applesauce is easy to make (per se). It does not require pressure canning because of the lemon added to bring up the acidity. This will allow you to water bath can the applesauce to process.

combine apples on medium heat and cook down

What Sugar is Used to Make Applesauce ?

We use sugar and cinnamon in our applesauce recipe. If you do not want to add sugar or cinnamon, you can skip adding them and follow the rest of the steps for this recipe. Make sure to taste your apples to ensure they are ripe and have the apple flavor you want for your applesauce. Use fresh apples that are washed and still something you would want to eat.

blended apples with sugar and cinnamon

Can You Use Slow Cooker to Can Applesauce?

If you do not have time to make applesauce on the stovetop, you can put everything in a crockpot on low and have it cook all day. Once the apples breakdown, you can follow this recipe. I would suggest you are stirring occasionally because you don’t want the apples to stick or burn.

smooth applesauce

Can You Use Slow Cooker to Can Applesauce?

If you do not have time to make applesauce on the stovetop, you can put everything in a crockpot on low and have it cook all day. Once the apples breakdown, you can follow this recipe. I would suggest you are stirring occasionally because you don’t want the apples to stick or burn.

cinnamon applesauce

water bath canning apple sauce

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Homemade Apple Sauce

Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Canning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canning apple sauce, homemade apple sauce
Servings: 5 pints
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 9 pounds apples before coring & peeling
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions

  • Was and drain the apples.
  • Take your peeler and peel, core and slice the applies.
  • If you are using a peeler, corer, you will want to cut your apple slices in half or quarter so they cook even.
  • Place the apples into a pot big enough to hold the apples you want to process.
  • Cook the apples on medium heat, putting in enough water to keep the apples from burning, but not making it soupy.
  • Start with adding 1/2 cup of water and add more if needed. As the apples soften, they will release water.
  • The apples with starts to change color, getting more translucent, this is them softening.
  • Once the apples are soft, you can place them into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place the mix back into the pot and add the sugar.
  • Heat the apple sauce to 212F and it's time to fill the jars.
  • Use your ladle and funnel and fill the jars, leaving 1/2" headspace from the top of the jar.
  • Remove any bubbles (if you add the apple sauce slowly, none should form.
  • Wipe the rim of the jar with a clean wet towel.
  • Place the seal and band on the jar hand tightening. Repeat for all jars.
  • Place the jar into a hot water bath and process jars for 20 minutes.
  • Remove jars from the water and place on a towel, covering the jar to allow it to cool slowly.
  • Label and date the jars before storing.

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Making homemade applesauce with cinnamon.  Simple, easy and know what is in your applesauce. Great for a snack and baking.


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