Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Simple Naturally Sweet Apple Sauce

When you have a 2 year old that loves apples you would think that applesauce would be a staple in your home, right?  Well, I have kind of slacked off on that.  Call it lazy, call it overextended, call it too hot to run the oven.  Either way we haven't had apple sauce since our last large apple purchase about 6 months ago.

Well, lucky me...  Our produce market had a fantastic sale on organic gala apples.  Color me happy.  I bought a few, well a case or two.  Then I went to town making Dried Apple Chips and Baked Cinnamon Applesauce.  Exhausted from apple processing, I decided to just make my simple apple sauce with the last batch of apples.  As a matter of fact this method is so simple that I didn't think to share it. 

Once my Munchkin dove into it and started doing a dance in her chair, I knew I had to share it and go buy more apples.  Organic and naturally sweet with 2 ingredients?  Yes, more apples!

Enjoy.

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Simple Naturally Sweet Apple Sauce
makes 7 pints

10 pounds organic gala apples, washed, peeled, cored and cut into ½” pieces
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups water

In a 12 quart (or larger) stock pot, over high heat, add water, apples and lemon juice.  Stir to combine and cover.  Once boiling rapidly, reduce to medium high and cook until apples are soft, stirring often so apples do not stick to the bottom.  Approximately 20 minutes.

Working in batches, transfer apples to blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Return to pot and bring back to a boil.  Remove from heat and process for canning or refrigerate.

Process canning jars according to manufacturers directions or keep in refrigerator. 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

3 comments:

  1. I just heard yesterday on the radio that there are many more benefits of an apple a day than originally believed. You prove that there are delicious ways of eating them!

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  2. I have never made my own applesauce, I'm such a slacker.

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  3. Home made apple sauce is the best..my son will eat it all (I don't make huge batches as I'm not a canner)and he's 17. Strawberry apple sauce is just as good :)

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