Applesauce is a versatile food that can be used in so many different ways.
What you’ll need for this recipe:
4-6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into 8 Slices
1 cup Water
Juice Of 1 Lemon (or 6 shakes of Lemon Essential Oil)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
1 teaspoon Cinnamon or Cassia, More Or Less To Taste
It’s This Simple:
1. First, we always recommend you begin with washed, organic apples, if possible.
What kind of apples? That’s up to you! But varieties of the sweet and soft kind, are best when making applesauce. In this recipe, we used all McIntosh apples, and so can attest to the goodness of an applesauce made with that variety! But other varieties you may want to consider, that we have heard are very good also, are Galas or Fujis.
For us, we’ll use whatever organic soft and sweet apples that we can find available at the store, Farmer’s Market, or orchard.
2. Wash, peel, and core your apples. You’ll want to cut them into 8 pieces generally the same size, so if you have one of those round apple slicers, then this simple recipe, just got even simpler, for you.
3. Combine *all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.
4. We just let it cook down, as we stir it now and then, and don’t try to break up the big pieces. We love it chunky! But if you prefer your applesauce pureed, you can do that in a food processor or blender once it’s done cooking, to your preferred texture or consistency, in suitable size batches for your appliance.
OH YEAH… the Many Uses for Applesauce!
Store in the fridge and serve alone as a breakfast side, or an afternoon snack!
Or, warm and ladle over your pork chops, or on the side with your ham, cold over ice cream, or a instead of syrup over pancakes or waffles. You can even use it as delectable surprise filling in your baked goods! Also, did you know that pureed applesauce can be used as a substitute for any baked good recipe that calls for vegetable oil? That’s a less fattening option, that’s much healthier for you.