Thursday, January 6, 2011
Back to Basics - Making Homemade Applesauce
I love applesauce.
I eat it straight up, used in place of oil in cake and bread recipes, and love to add spices and berries for a light dessert.
Recently I bought a bargain bag of apples from my local grocery store. Some were beautiful and perfectly ripe ready to be eaten as is. Others were a little ugly and a little brused. I took the latter and decided to make some applesauce. It's oh so simple to make and can be made in small batches or large.
Simple Homemade Applesauce: (raw/uncooked)
*3 washed, cored, and chopped apples (cut in to roughly 1 inch segments)
*1/3 cup water
*2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
*1 pitted date *optional* (only if you like your applesauce sweeter)
Place all ingredients in to a blender and process till smooth. Add more water a little at a time if needed to get the blender to move smoothly.
I prefer not to use the date to sweeten but some people really like that sweeter flavor so go nuts and add dates to fit your taste.