I was at the grocery store earlier today and found a bag of slightly old apples on clearance. There were two organic apples and four conventional apples in the bag and the whole thing cost only 99¢. I bought it without hesitation. I knew I wanted to give the minion at least some of the organic apples since they are on the dirty dozen but I didn’t know what to do with the rest. I decided to make applesauce. In the recipe I’ll tell you what types of apples I used but use whatever you have / like.
1 Fuji apple
2 golden delicious apples
1 small granny smith apple
Slice and core the apples and put them in a large pot. Add just enough water so the apples won’t burn. Basically you want to cover the bottom of your pot with about 1/4 in of water. Turn it on high on the stove and cover. You’ll need to stir it every few minutes and if you see the water getting low add just a bit. again, you just don’t want the apples to burn. After a while they will start to get soft. Once you can basically mush then with a spoon you should transfer the contents of the pot into a food processor.
Depending on the type of apples you are using, you may want to add a sweetener such as honey but I didn’t think it was necessary. You can taste your applesauce throughout the process and decide what you want. I did add cinnamon, I just liberally sprinkled some into the food processor. Again, taste it and see what you like. Blend (it’s not a blender so is the verb…food process?) until desired consistency. I left mine a little chunky for a more homemade feel.
It was delicious! Incredibly good and super healthy, just apples and cinnamon. I kind of wished I had used the organic apples and then I could have given the minion some. Next time.
The four apples I had made about a pint of applesauce. But it’s so good it disappears quickly.