At the risk of boring you with two apple-based recipes in a row, I have to share this quick one for applesauce.
Applesauce is something I’ve always loved but was reluctant to feed to my babe because the store-bought brands are typically loaded with added sugar. Learning to make it at home was a game changer because it’s such an easy, healthy, and tasty addition to any meal and one that the whole family can enjoy (husbands included).
Easy-Peasy Apple Squeezy (Applesauce)
This will take you about 45 minutes total, and 30 of those minutes are just leaving the apples in a pot.
- 7 medium apples (or however many you want; it’s a very flexible recipe)
- 1/2 lemon
- A few dashes of ground cinnamon
I love this spice store and I highly recommend this kind of cinnamon in particular.
Peel and roughly cube the apples.
Throw them in a big pot and fill with enough water to cover the apples. They’ll float to the top as seen below, but you can eyeball how much water to add.
Squeeze in half the lemon. I’ve done it without this step and it’s fine, but I think the lemon adds a little flavor and helps it keep longer.
Bring the water to a boil. Then cover, reduce to a simmer, and let the apples cook for 30 minutes.
Drain apples. They should look, well, like cooked apples.
Add the cooked chunks to a blender and toss in a dash of cinnamon.
Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately if you want hot applesauce or wait until it cools, refrigerate, and serve cold. If I’m in the mood, I like to add another little dash of cinnamon before serving.
If your baby hates to be fed with a spoon (like mine), try spreading the applesauce on toast. Here you can see Baby Bear’s gourmet applesauce toast with sweet potatoes. Such a bougie breakfast.
Enjoy! Have any other ideas for how to eat your applesauce?