Easy Apple Sauce Recipe
Apples are one of those great local foods that you can usually get almost year round. They store well and new technology that allows producers to create low oxygen storage means you can order them from Wendy’s Mobile Market almost anytime.
Besides slicing them up and eating them as is (or just biting into one) there are so many ways to bring the local flavor of apples into your child’s diet. Apple Sauce is a snack staple, and making your own (no sugar or preservatives added!) is too simple to resist.
What You’ll Need:
- Apples (sweet apples make sweet sauce)- Chopped into large pieces*
- Cinnamon (sticks or ground)
- Vanilla (beans or extract)
*I don’t peel my apples, you do get little pieces of peel after you puree the sauce, so if that’d bother you, either strain the sauce or peel the apples.
Fill the water to about 1/2 way up the apples. Don’t worry too much, if you need more as they cook, add more, if you want a thicker sauce at the end, just let it simmer away for a bit.
This usually takes about 20- 30 mins.
I use an immersion blender, you can use a food processor or regular blender too.
That’s it! You can give it to your little one as a snack or eat it yourself.
I make a large batch and freeze a bunch, that way all I have to do is haul it out and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.