My girls adore applesauce and I can barely keep it in the house! I buy big jars of it and it’s gone in a heartbeat! But the best kind, and the kind they love the most, is good old-fashioned homemade applesauce. Have you ever made it? It is ridiculously easy and it is fun to mix in different fruits and flavors to make new blends. And the best part is that you control the sugar!
I used some leftover frozen strawberries that had been hanging out in my freezer way too long, along with some over ripe apples that were to mushy to eat out of hand, to whip up a sweet, sparkly strawberry applesauce!
5-6 servings (1/2 cup)
5-6 medium apples, peeled, cored. and cut into chunks (I used Macintosh but you can use whatever)
1 and 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and UNDRAINED
1/8 tsp Cinnamon (more or less to taste)
1. Combine all ingredients, including the liquid from the thawed strawberries, in a medium saucepan and cover. Cook over low medium heat until the liquid starts to bubble a bit.
2. Turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the apples are very soft.
3. Carefully pour the hot apple mixture into food processor and process until smooth.
4. Spoon into jars to cool.
Seriously, that’s it. Done. You just made a delicious and healthy strawberry applesauce.
If you use fresh strawberries you may need to add some liquid such as apple juice, cider, or water or the fruit may scorch. I would say 1/4 c. would be all you need.
My family prefers a smooth applesauce but I like a chunky one so sometimes I just use a potato masher to mash the mixture. That leaves it somewhat chunky.
Lastly, I don’t add sugar but if you prefer your applesauce sweeter than have at it. I would start with a few teaspoons and add from there.
So don’t let any apples this fall go into the garbage or compost since you can see how easily you can turn them into applesauce!
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