Fall Harvest: Homemade Applesauce

Allison Sattgast, DIY Whiz

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8 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Choosing Apples

    • 3. Prepping Apples for Cooking

    • 4. Cook Up Some Applesauce!

    • 5. Intro To Processing

    • 6. Process with the Food Mill

    • 7. Process with the Blender

    • 8. Spice and Freeze Your Amazing Applesauce!


About This Class

Make some amazing homemade applesauce that will blow store applesauce out of the water!

I'll walk you through my process as I get apples, then wash, cut, and cook them. Finally, I'll process the finished sauce through a hand-crank food mill (and some through the blender as an experiment — spoiler: peel your apples first if you want to use a blender!), then I'll spice the applesauce and put it up for freezing.

This is a no-sugar-added, no-sugar-needed applesauce, but if you really want to, you can add as much sugar to the finished product as you like. Just add and taste until you like the results!

Note: if you don't have a hand crank food mill, you can also make applesauce with a potato masher, but you will have to peel the apples before cooking them. Ditto for the blender — if you don't remove the skins first, you will have to process the sauce for too long in the blender and the texture and feel won't turn out right.