Thrifty Applesauce

We have an apple tree that gives a lot of fruit. We don't use pesticides. Our organic beauties can start going brown more quickly once bruised. They may look ugly, but they still taste magnificent. With a little cutting and microwaving, you can have delicious applesauce in minutes.

Stores drop prices of apples once they go a bit soft. So if you don't have access to a tree, hunt for apple sales and use this technique to make thrifty applesauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes



  1. Remove all brown bits from apples and peel off the skins. Keep these scraps to bury in soil for compost.
  2. Chop apples into small pieces and place in a large microwaveable bowl. Cover with plastic wrap*, leaving a small space uncovered for steam to escape.
  3. Cook in microwave for 20 minutes. Remove plastic wrap.
  4. Smash with the back of a spoon, then cook uncovered for 5 more minutes.
  5. If your apples are particularly juicy, cook a bit longer. Use this applesauce for cooking, baking, spreading on toast, or as baby food.

*Make sure your plastic wrap says it's microwave safe.


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March 5, 20180 found this helpful

That is a great way to eat apple from backyard. Thank you for saving our apples.

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March 5, 20180 found this helpful

You're welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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