Apple Sauce from Grammie’s

Last week we stopped by my aunt and uncle’s and stumbled upon a huge bag of apples from my grammie’s tree in the garage.  My cousin and her friend had brought back more than they could manage and like the responsible older cousin that I am, I offered to take some off her hands.  So, Josh and I trekked home with a large bag of apples–perfect for apple sauce.

Partially due to the fact that I don’t know where my apple peeler is hiding amongst all our boxes and partially due to the fact that I like apple skins, I chose not to peel the suckers.  I simply cored them and cut them into chunks before cooking.  Apple sauce is wonderful hot, cold, or as a replacement for oil in baked goods.  Sure, there’s a bit of sugar in it but its still going to give you a fair amount of vitamins and fiber!


  • 10-15 apples, cored and cubed (you an peel them if you wish)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 tbls cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbls almond/hemp/or soy milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • core and cube apples
  • mix all ingredients together in a large pot
  • bring to a boil
  • let simmer for 20 minutes
  • remove from heat and mash with a potato masher
  • eat hot, store in fridge for a few days, or freeze for later enjoyment
  • Enjoy!

Happy Eating!


One thought on “Apple Sauce from Grammie’s

  1. Shawn

    Melissa- I also benefited from Grammie’s apples this year. I picked the low hanging fruit so that Courtney had to get the ladder out to pick the fruit at the top of the trees. I made apple sauce (well Tom cored and sliced all of the apples because that is hard for me to do). I canned my applesauce in order to preserve it. I have limited freezer space and save it for those foods that really need it. I would love to can with you some day. It is such a treat to buy locally produced products and preserve them so that they can be enjoyed all year long.

    And the price of the apples was just right!

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