Monday, January 21, 2013

Homemade Applesauce: Take 1

While writing my weekly menu (that's right, I do that. Be jealous!), I found a recipe for breakfast muffins that sounded delish! I've yet to check for Oat Bran, but you can get everything else here, so I was super stoked about making these. Of course, I won't be making muffins, but a "cake" because all I have to cook with is my teeny little toaster oven that can't fit a muffin tin. When I saw that the recipe used applesauce instead of apples, I remembered my mom had told me making homemade applesauce was super easy. Since it's about $2 US per little snack-pack size here, I figured homemade was worth a shot! I googled an easy recipe and stopped at the store on the way home from church and got the ingredients I still needed... apples and Brandy. :)

Butter, apple juice, apples, honey, cinnamon, Brandy... total cost: $5 US. (Don't mind our messy counter!)
The recipe said just stick everything in a microwaveable container in the microwave and cook for 10 minutes. I did this. Took it out, the lid of my 'microwaveable container' was half-melted, but the apples were still crispy. So, I threw it all in a pot on the stove and boiled it for 10 more minutes. I don't have a hand-mixer here, so after what felt like forever using the potato masher, I finally had my applesauce! I took a bite while it was warm. It's scrumptious. Never going back to packaged! (At least until I move to America where it's just as cheap and a whole lot easier!)

It's still a little clumpy, but it's as good as I can get with this utensil! Hopefully it'll just add some flavor to my muffins!


  1. Good to know! Can't do it here, though... No brandy.

  2. It was only 2 Tablespoons. I'd say you could try without or substitute in water. :) So yummy.

  3. Just read you can substitute fruit juice for brandy! Would have to splurge on the honey, though.