Making Homemade Applesauce

applesHomemade apple sauce is extremely healthy, delicious and so easy to make.  You can make it on the weekend and enjoy all week long. It’s great in smoothies, on ice cream, on pork chops, or just heated and eaten by itself. Be sure to use organic apples as conventional apples have a higher number of pesticide/herbicide residues (that can’t be washed off or peeled off).

To make 1.5 cups:

3 large apples – pick apples you love to eat (but not red delicious).  I usually use granny smith and gala

1/2 to 2/3 cup filtered water

2-4 Tablespoons of cinnamon

Wash & Peel the apples (or a portion, the skin is beneficial), then core and slice (inch thick)

img_3562Put the apples in a sauce pan or pot with water and cinnamon and heat on low for @ 30 minutes (this varyies depending on the apples you choose)

When the apples are soft, take them off the heat and mash with a potato masher or put in a blender…process until it is the texture you like…I like mine a little chunky

If the apple sauce is too thick you can thin it with a little water, if too thick, cook a little longer.  The picture below is applesauce keeping all the skin on and then putting it in the blender.applesauce-final

Have fun with this…add your own spices (chai, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, etc)

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