Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.~ 1 Corinthians 10:31

Categories Menu

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Breakfast | 0 comments

Fragrant Applesauce

Fragrant Applesauce

  • SumoMe

What is your kids favorite snack?

We have a long list and one in that list is Applesauce.Both of my kids love applesauce.In fact,this particular applesauce went by so fast,it was surprising to me 🙂

I often make applesauce at home.Quite effortless i may add.

Apples

This time,i decided to  try my friend Melissa‘s applesauce recipe.I usually make it plain.So it was bit of a change to try her fragrant applesauce recipe 🙂

How to make it?

  • You can peel and core the apple before you set it to cook.If you do this,you will have beautiful mess in your kitchen.Apple ribbons anyone?

Apple Ribbons

  • Or You can leave the peel on like me,because one,I don’t own a apple peeler,two,i am lazy and three,the most important one, i can fully justify that eating extra fiber does not hurt.If you are leaving the peel on,,i would suggest to use organic apples,well washed.
  • You can make applesauce in couple of ways.Over the stove top.Baking in the oven.Like Melissa did.

Applesauce baked

  • Or my lazy easy way.Letting it cook in slow cooker.

Slow cooked Applesauce

  • Now slicing the apple,you can slice the apple thinly and uniformly.Meticulous..
  • Or you can make apple flowers by using trusty apple slicer.I guarantee you it will not be uniformly sliced.
  • Melissa’s secret ingredient is “Vanilla”!

Apple sliced

Point is no matter which way you use,end result is equally DELICIOUS.

How do i use Applesauce?

  • Seems no brainer.You can eat applesauce as it,which is the most popular way to use, in our house anyway.
  • You can also eat with bread and biscuit as a side dish.
  • I have made whole wheat applesauce pancakes.Very yummy.
  • Applesauce makes good  granola and oat drops.
  • I have  used applesauce in baking browniesapplesauce bread etc.
  • This carrot cake’s original recipe asks for applesauce too.
  • Applesauce granita is loved in our house during summer.

DSC_0153

So here is my slow cooker version of  Melissa’s  baked applesauce recipe.

Applesauce

Ingredients

  1. 3 Lbs Gala Apple(Use what you like,mix sweet and tart)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  3. 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  4. 1 teaspoon apple spice
  5. 2 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
  6. 4 Tablespoons cold butter cut
  7. Juice and zest of 1 orange
  8. 1/2 tsp Vanilla(optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash the apples.
  2. Peel apples or leave he skin on.I left the skin on.
  3. Core and slice the apple using knife,apple corer,apple slicer.
  4. In a crockpot,add apple and rest of the ingredient.
  5. Set it out to cook at low for 6 hrs.
  6. Mash it using the potato masher.It will be bit grainy.
  7. If you want smooth texture,run it in a blender.
  8. Enjoy.
  9. Store extra in a freezer safe container or glass jar,once it has cooled down.
http://www.handfulofjoy.com/fragrant-applesauce/

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *