Homemade Pumpkin Applesauce

I’ve been on an applesauce kick lately. I don’t know why, I usually only want it when I am not feeling well. I think it might just be the time of year. It’s actually been quite nice temperature-wise. And by nice, I mean like 90 degrees. This is fall in Phoenix. I guess I’ll take what I can get!

I’ve made homemade applesauce a few times before. It’s really quite simple to make and what’s better than an applesauce that only has a few natural ingredients and nothing else? No weird, unnecessary ingredients here. This time around, I wanted to give my applesauce a fall twist with the addition of pumpkin puree. Not only does this applesauce taste great, but it will also make your house smell amazing while cooking!

Homemade Pumpkin Applesauce

  • 2 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, an
    d sliced (I like to use honeycrisp or gala apples)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree  (can add 1/2 cup if you want more pumpkin flavor)

1. Add the apples into a sauce pan. Add the cinnamon, lemon juice, and the water and stir. Heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the apples are really soft.

2. If you like a smoother applesauce, pour the cooked apples to a blender. Add in the pumpkin puree and blend until smooth or until it reaches your desired consistency. If you want a chunkier sauce, stir the pumpkin puree in with the cooked apples. Use a potato masher to mash the apples until it reaches your desired consistency. Store leftovers in a container and refrigerate.
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aging-ungracefullyStephanie Day is the author of the food blog, Eat. Drink. Love. By day, Stephanie is a developmental psychologist who specializes in educational research. However, Stephanie has always had a passion for cooking ever since she was a little girl and started her blog as a way to expand her cooking skills and to share simple and healthy recipes with her readers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, drinking wine, and photography.

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  1. yummy!!! this looks delicious! love apple sauce and pumpkin!

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