Easy Applesauce (no sugar added!)

Easy Applesauce (no sugar added!)

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As you know I purchased 30kg of apples from Lili and Christina’s Green Basket. Today I busted through 10kg  making Apple Butter, Apple Sauce and a tasty Spiced Orange-Apple Jelly.

It’s beyond me why company’s like Mott add sugar to a fruit that’s already beautifully sweet. My kids love those little packets of single serving applesauce but at 27¥ for 4 I generally resist their pleas. I mean a fresh apple IS healthier right??? But since I have lots of apples to go through I figured the kids would love this delicious after school surprise.

Most recipes call for sugar to be added to the applesauce but the apples I bought were so tasty and sweet I thought it would be a shame to add sweetener to it. If you’re using a less sweet apple like Granny Smith, you will want to add a bit of sugar or honey to help bring out the sweetness.

The recipe for my applesauce is quite easy to make and I love that you can adapt the flavor to your liking. I used a 1 inch piece of ginger, a pinch of cloves and a spoon of cinnamon but be creative! You could add nutmeg, star anise or oranges to up the flavor. Or you could be a plain Jane  and just throw in the apples with a but of water and really savor the simplicity of the apple.

This recipe can be stored in a fridge for up to 2 weeks or in a freezer for a year (use a ziplock bag if you’re freezing the applesauce)

Easy Applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds (2 1/2 kilo) Apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup (250ml) Water
  • 1 T (15g) Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 piece of Ginger, 1″
  • Pinch  of Ground Cloves

Directions:

  1. In a large pot stir together apples, water and your spices.
  2. Bring to boil over medium high heat the cover. Boil for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the lid and allow to simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  4. With an immersion blender or regular blender, purée the mixture until smooth. Note that the sauce will be slightly chunky and that’s okay.
  5. Pour hot applesauce into your jars.

I filled a 1 quart IKEA jar, 1 large mason jar and had about a cup and a half leftover that I just ate with a spoon. I would hate to waste something that yummy!

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Menu Monday: Turkey Barley Soup, Spinach Salad & Applesauce Parfait | Recipe Nomad said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2015 at 12:23 PM

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