Homemade Apple Sauce

by Joanne on November 2, 2009


What happened?  We turned the clocks back which meant I had an extra hour to sleep. It should have been really easy to get up, right?   No!  The alarm went off and I laid there.  It was 20 minutes later that I was in the bathroom, brushing teeth and thinking…”OH NO!”  

The workout was cut a bit short as I had some baking to do before work.  It was 10 minutes of running, 10 minutes of rowing, 5 minutes back to a run, and 5 minutes on the Elliptical.  I was SO CONFUSED! 

Weight work out lasted 30 minutes.  Constant motion.  Chest and biceps.  I made Shane run a quick 5K to the College, then to the golf course and home.  The morning was cold but beautiful.  A bright moon and, because we adjusted the clocks, it was just beginning to get light.  Couldn’t beat it.

I knew what I was going to do with my oatmeal this morning.  Add some chunky, sweet, spicy, fresh, homemade applesauce to my oats.


I made this sauce on Sunday.  Ted and Teddy enjoyed it hot with whip cream and LOVED IT!  Ted said it was like eating apple pie without the crust.

Makes 3  to 4 cups.


  • 12 to 15 medium apples: peeled and cored. Chop.
  • 1/2 cup water + 1/4 cup POM Nectarine
  • 1 TBS Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Apple Pie Spice (optional) * I like it SPICY!

Add the apples, water, POM and sugar to a Stewing Pot.  Turn the heat to medium and when it begins to boil, reduce to low. Stir frequently.   Let it cook on low about 20.  Add the spices and let cook another 10 minutes.  The liquid should evaporate and the apples tender. 

Like I said… what a terrific start to your day!



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  • At 2009.11.02 19:39, Heather Peskin said:

    I love anything with apples – this is a lovely recipe. Thank you for sharing it.

    • At 2009.11.02 20:20, Joanne said:

      Heather: Apples are my favorite fruit. This recipe really turned out to be a wonderful taste experience.

      • At 2009.11.02 23:30, Lu said:

        That looks so yummy. My son would totally go for it.

        • At 2009.11.03 18:42, Jeena said:

          This is so tasty I love apples!

          It is always strange when the clocks go back, I think ours go back before yours in the USA, am only just getting into the swing of it. 🙂

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