Mmmm, homemade applesauce…
I grew up on commercial applesauce. I had no idea what true applesauce really tasted like until a few years ago. I remember I could get the plain or cinnamon varieties, but they really don’t taste much like real, pure, homemade applesauce, still warm from the pot.
And it is one of the easiest things to make, ever.
Aurelia loves this applesauce and will eat it with just about everything. She’ll eat the whole batch herself if I let her! Today I gave her a bowlful, and she put so much of it into her mouth that she had to hold her mouth closed with her fingers in order to chew without spilling.
I think she likes it. Now, time to work on manners….
We’ve found it’s great a side dish for breakfast, topping for crepes or pancakes, it goes well with latkes, and so many other things. It’s wonderful too because it feels so nourishing and comforting. We like it chunky, but you can also puree it so it is more traditional applesauce, and it is great to feed to babies who are starting on solids.
- 3 organic apples
- 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
- 2-3 Tablespoons water
- Cutting board
- Peel, core and chop apples into bite sized pieces. (You can use the peels in a smoothie)
- Place the pieces into a small pot and heat on medium heat.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on top (feel free to add more than listed above!) and mix well.
- Pour the water overtop and let come to a boil.
- Once it’s boiling, stir frequently for about 15-20 min or until apple pieces are soft.
- Serve and enjoy!