Apples and applesauce are go to snacks in our house. I admit that I keep packaged applesauce on hand for lunch boxes and convenience, but I also love to make it from scratch. It’s really easy and it makes the house smell amazing! Here’s my go to recipe:
Peel and core six apples. You can use any variety, but I like something sweet like Gala. Place the apples in a pot with 1 1/2 cups of water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until the apples are soft (you can easily pierce them with a knife or fork). Add two tablespoons of organic maple syrup, agave or honey and let it cool. Puree everything in blender until smooth. Serve chilled with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
You can have a little fun with this recipe by adding a handful of other fruits to change up the flavor. Pears, strawberries and peaches all work really well. You can also replace about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the water with organic, 100% juice (any flavor you like) to change it up a little.
This recipe was adapted from the Clean Food cookbook.