Bachelor Cooking: Homemade Applesauce

That’s right. Chuck’s making applesauce. Nice, big, lumpy applesauce that will make you feel warm and toasty on a cold day.

Follow along with the recipe. Remember, this recipe can make enough applesauce for two, just in case you want to impress someone with your culinary skills.

Here are the ingredients I used.

  • Six apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinammon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt (because every meal needs Kosher salt)

Peel the apples. Slice them and core them. Toss the cores into the garbage. Clean up all the peels that you left around the kitchen, you slob.

Now, there’s some discussion as to which type of apples you should use for applesauce. Some prefer Red Delicious, some prefer Granny Smith, I prefer apples that don’t have dents or worm holes in them. Your mileage may vary.

Break up the apples – they don’t need to be big slices, just break them down to apple chunks.

Put in pot. Add water. Set to boil. Once water boils, add in cinnamon and Kosher salt, put a lid on the pot, turn the burner down to low, simmer for 30 minutes.

Some people suggest adding nutmeg to the mix. You can do that, but I’m making applesauce here. Not pumpkin spice applesauce.

During the simmering process, your house will smell like a pie shop. Do not worry. This is normal. The scent should cover up the previous around-the-house bachelor aromas of eau de sweatshirt and Essence of Old Sneaker.

Finish cleaning up all your apple peelings and cores, I know there’s still some on your counter. How are you going to have a girl come over to your place when you’ve got apple peelings and cores all over your kitchen counter? Have some respect for yourself, man.

After 30 minutes, remove the lid and turn the stove off. Use a potato masher to mash down all the apple chunks. Sure, you could use a blender or a food processor, but how much fun can you have in smashing those little apple bits into pabulum? 😀

If you do everything right, your applesauce will look like this.

That’s right. Homemade applesauce, just like a culinary expert would create.

Who wants?