Just Applesauce (no need to criss, or cross)
by Keleigh May on September 16th, 2014

Homemade Applesauce
  • 2 pounds apples
  • 1/4 cup apple juice (or water)
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

Note: I used Organic Gala Apples from Trader Joe's. Apples are known to be highly contaminated by pesticides, therefore it's a safest to buy organic when possible. Find out more here.

Throughly wash and dry apples. 
Place lemon juice in a large stock pot. 
Peel, core and dice apples. Place in stock pot with lemon juice and give them a toss (to prevent from browning). 
Note: My "sous chef" helped me place the cut apples in the pot. He also descided to eat the apple peels as his snack. Why? We may never know. 
Heat apples with 1/4 cup apple juice (I use Trader Joe's apple juice, the same as from my sick tea) over medium low heat for 20-25 minutes. 
Once apples are fork tender, blend until smooth. 
Pour applesauce into a container. I prefer to recycle old glass containers (my favorites almond butter, coconut oil or pasta sauce containers).  Refridgerate or enjoy warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

The "Apple" of My Eye!

Ok, who doesn't love applesauce? Chances are the pickiest of eaters will still eat this tasty pureed fruit. Me and Tucker love to make this at home, sometimes adding different fruit to mix it up. Some of our favorites? Peaches, cranberries, strawberries or bananas, all amazing additions to the smooth and healthy treat. A fan of plain ole' applesauce? Try sprinkling on some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to add some nice fall flavor. Looking for some classic applesauce, or a fruity new twist on your favorite fall fruit? Where there's a meal, there's a way!

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Mary - September 16th, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Yum! Definitely trying this with some bananas. Adam will love it!
Keleigh May - September 16th, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Yes! That's one of Tucker's favorites! :)Let me know what he thinks!
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