14 May 2012

Simple Ones: Homemade Applesauce

Simple Recipes

Homemade Applesauce

You'll Never Go Back for Store-bought

Approx 45- 50 mins

5 apples
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice
1/3 cup water
Stevia or honey optional

Peel the apples, cut and core them. Dice them into about 3 pieces per quarter apple. It doesn't have to be exact. Drop into pot on stove. Pour in 1/3 cup water and cover. The water prevents the chances of the apples burning to the bottom of the pot. Reduce apples down on medium low heat (4 if your stove goes by numbers) stirring occasionally. Take a potato masher or fork, mush around. It takes around 25-30mins to get nice soft mushy applesauce. If there is remaining water in the bottom, remove the lid to evaporate off the residual moisture. When it seems to be an appealing mushiness to you add the spices, blend well. 

This applesauce is naturally sweet and should a healthy tint. The texture is more thick and chunkier, unlike the uniform glop they sell you at the store. You can can it up or pour into a glass container and refrigerate. It does keep well.