Double Berry Applesauce

Today, we are dabbling with some homemade applesauce.  Not just any applesauce though.  Double Berry Applesauce.  You caught that double berry right?  That just makes it all the better.

Homemade apple sauce is really much simpler than it sounds, and adding berries to it doesn’t complicate it one bit. I like to make large batches using fresh apples, and can it for the rest of the year.

Combine all the fruit & 2 cups of the water into a large stockpot.  Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium, & stir occasionally while the sauce simmers – for about 30 minutes, adding more water if necessary.  Your house will smell delicious.

 Using a whisk, give that sauce a good beating to break up any clumps of fruit.  

Ladle the applesauce into jars & wipe the rims clean.  You can process in a water bath if you prefer, or you can use this little trick.  As the sauce is cooking, boil your lids in a pot of water.  As soon as you ladle the sauce into the jars, screw the lid on using a pot holder & immediately turn upside down.  Let it sit upside down for about 15 minutes, then turn right side up.  Let it sit for another 15 minutes & you jars should be sealed – OR – process in a water bath for about 15 minutes.

Double Berry Applesauce
 
Ingredients
  • 6 lbs apples – peeled, cored, & chopped
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries – chopped
  • 2-4 cups water
Instructions
  1. Combine all the fruit & 2 cups of the water into a large stockpot. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, & stir occasionally while the sauce simmers – for about 30 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Using a whisk, give that sauce a good beating to break up any clumps of fruit. Ladle the applesauce into jars & wipe the rims clean. You can process in a water bath if you prefer, or you can use this little trick. As the sauce is cooking, boil your lids in a pot of water. As soon as you ladle the sauce into the jars, screw the lid on using a pot holder & immediately turn upside down. Let it sit upside down for about 15 minutes, then turn right side up. Let it sit for another 15 minutes & you jars should be sealed -OR- process for 15 minutes in a water bath.

 

MrsHappyHomemaker