Healthy & Easy Homemade Applesauce

Happy Saturday!

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I woke up this morning with the idea of making applesauce with the gala apples that had become soft. So I jumped out of bed (funny, right?) to start on the sauce.

I actually didn’t intend this to be a blog post, so I didn’t take pictures of chopping and cooking.

I washed, peeled, and chopped apples into large cubes and tossed them into my blender till it reached 6 CUPS.

I then, using my blender, pureed the apples with a little water. If I had a food processor, I would not have had to add water.

After all the chopped apples were pureed, I added it to a pot of 1/2 cup of water, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp of cloves. I turned it to medium high heat and waited for it to come to a boil. After a couple of minutes, I turned the heat down to medium low and let the applesauce simmer for 30 minutes.

DONE!

Store in a glass container like a mason jar.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped apples; washed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup water; plus a little more if you are pureeing in a blender like me
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (more or less)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

 

Need

  • food processor or blender
  • pot

 

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Reasons I would rather make my own applesauce:

  • No added sugar
  • No added preservatives or artificial flavoring
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • I know exactly what I’m putting in it
  • Tastes great on all my breakfast foods and  most snacks
  • A way to get rid of soft apples Smile

 

Happy Applesauce Making!

 

Questions:

  • Have you ever made applesauce before?

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