Monday, September 26, 2011

Five Minute Applesauce

I like applesauce. I think it's natures candy and I love it. It's simply one more thing in life that I greatly appreciate. 

Unfortunately I think the stuff they sell at the store is only good for baking and instead I buy apples and make my own.  There is one thing that Michigan does really really well, and that is growing apples.  So when I saw Michigan apples at the store on sale I bought two bags.  This recipe is super easy, takes 5 minutes, tastes like you spent all day making it, and can be stored in the fridge for quite a while (if there are leftovers).

Five Minute Applesauce
6-7 medium sized apples, cut off the core (no need to remove the skins, adds some texture)
Cinnamon, to taste
Maple syrup (optional, depending on the apples it could be plenty sweet without)
Pinch of salt (optional)
1/2 C. Water

1. Put everything in your blender.  If its having trouble blending you can add more water, but not too much!
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Heat in a sauce pan over the stove until warm (do not boil!) Enjoy!

Notes: If you made too much and you want to store some I put hot applesauce in mason jars with fresh lids and as they cool they suction the lids down.  The applesauce is safe like this for a few days, after that put it in the fridge where its good for a few weeks.  I use this in baking instead of eggs or to give things more moisture, and also use it as a topping for my Easiest Ever Ice Cream.