Make Applesauce with Your Kids in 4 Easy Steps

What do you do on a rainy Saturday afternoon in the fall when the kids are bored and stuck in the house?  That’s the question I’m faced with today, and my roadside fruit stand provided the inspiration in the form of an abundance of apples.  I’ve decided to forgo the pie and opt for a healthier option that allows the kids to be more involved.  So today is applesauce making day!

Homemade applesauce is easy so easy to make, you’ll find yourself wondering why you haven’t done it earlier!

First, gather your ingredients:

  • 8 medium apples
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Step 1. Wash and peel the apples.

Step 1 how to make applesauce with kids

Step 2.  Core and slice the apple.  Chop the apple into 1/2 inch to 1 inch chunks.

Step 2 How to Make Applesauce

Step 3. Transfer the apples to a crockpot and pour 2 tsp of lemon juice over the sliced apples. Stir the apples to coat them with the juice.

Step 3 How to Make Applesauce

Step 4. Sprinkle the apples with the sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add water. Cover and cook on low for approximately 6 hours. If the applesauce is too runny, remove the lid and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes.

Step 4 How to Make Applesauce

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