This Homemade Baked Applesauce is a delicious combination of apples and cinnamon that not only tastes delicious, but will fill your home with an amazing aroma as it bakes. This is THE perfect recipe to make after you’ve go apple picking in the Fall.
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(ok, I ate a lot of it. It was just THAT good) Besides, who was the one who peeled and cut ALL those apples, hunh? I worked for it. Everyone else sat there and expected it to be given to them just so they could rate it for me. Sheesh.
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- 8 large apples I used 4 Granny Smith and 4 Macintosh
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Prepare a 2 1/2 quart baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well.
- Peel, core and cut apples into slices.
- Place apples into a large bowl.
- Pour sugar mixture over apples and toss to coat.
- Pour apples into prepared baking dish and cover with tin foil.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until apples are tender.
- Uncover and use a potato masher to crush the apples.
- Serve warm.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Baked Applesauce earned 3 1/2 rolling pins! It was so good and SO EASY that the store-bought stuff doesn’t even come CLOSE!! Sorry, Mott’s. I’m really interested to try making it in the crockpot now and see how that tastes compared to the baked version. It was just a tad bit too sweet which is the only thing holding it back from being a 4, so when I make it this way again, I’ll cut out a few tablespoons of sugar and maybe add a touch more cinnamon. It was truly delicious.
I’m sure you get cravings a lot, and right now I’m on an apple binge. If that’s not a thing it should be. I’m looking forward to making this during the winter months. Or summer months. It really doesn’t have to be restricted because it’s that good.
Here’s a great snack for after school when the kids are doing their homework.
Now I really want to go get me some more apples. I had taken it out of the oven after 45 minutes and while mashing, found that there were some apple slices that were resisting the breakdown, so put it back into the oven for another 10 minutes. I didn’t break all of it down, but I liked the fact that there were some apple chunks in there.
Making this brought me back to kindergarten when we made applesauce. I loved kindergarten. Life was so easy then – coloring, learning to read, learning to tie my shoes, running smack dab into a wooden plank on the playground which knocked me out. Yikes! I still have that vision of the board coming at me or rather, me running full force toward it while chasing a friend. I hit it just above eye level and then came to with teachers and fellow students looking down at me.