Homemade Applesauce

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.

Homemade Applesauce

1 Fuji apple

2 golden delicious apples

1 small granny smith apple

water

cinnamon

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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.

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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.

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Applesauce

  1. Applesauce was one of my daughter’s favourite weaning foods and I usually did extra for myself – I love it mixed with natural yoghurt. BTW, do you know about the BRAT cure for diaorrhea (sp?) in kids/toddlers = Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. And it works, although thankfully, I only had to resort to it once.

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