Homemade Apple Sauce


So, halfway through eating our delicious parsnip latkes, we realized that we RAN OUT OF APPLESAUCE! Thankfully, we’re just the kinda household that buys enough apples to not eat them, so that they live in the crisper section of the fridge for about four months before disintegrating into mush, then get thrown in the trash. Seriously, I don’t know why we keep buying apples (Fuji apples no less) from Russo’s because we eat like 25% of what we buy, and the rest just lives in the crisper section until it decides that it can no longer wait to be eaten. Buying apples probably makes us look normal and blend in better, I guess.

Anyway, we had these apples – four to be exact – and we had no applesauce for latkes. So, it doesn’t take a genius to know what happens next – morphonea applesauce-be!


  • 4 apples (I used Fujis, because they are the only apples we like)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • [optional] 1/4 cup brown sugar



Peel the apples with a fruit peeler, core them, and cut them into little chunks.

Add the water, sugar (optional) and cinnamon powder, then cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.


Once cooked, mash the apples with a potato masher, or process it in a food processor.

Serve with the delicious parsnip latkes, potato latkes or just eat it on its own. Enjoy!



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