Monday, September 19, 2011

1-2-3 Applesauce

     When I say "1-2-3" I really mean 1-2-3! Making your own applesauce is extremely simple & tastes far better than store bought. AND you don't get those icky preservatives!

     So 3 steps - that's it!

Homemade Applesauce
*Yield: 1 3/4 cup*

2 medium-sized apples, variety of choice
filtered water
cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, optional 

1. Chop apples into 1-inch pieces. It is not necessary to peel your apples if they are organic. However, your sauce may be a pit pink depending on the variety/color you choose.
2. Place apples and enough water to cover the apples in a small pot, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
3. With a slotted spoon, scoop out apples and place into a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached (smooth or chunky).

*Variations - add in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, or agave for additional spice & sweetness.
*Store in refrigerator. Use in place of oil when baking or enjoy by the spoonful!

See - it's that easy! The remaining liquid may be used for further cooking or you may simply drink your freshly made apple juice! 

.simple. nutritious. homemade.

     Apples are high in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and prevents/relieves constipation. They are full of vitamins & minerals too!
Have you had your apple for the day?

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