Applesauce used to be one of my favorite snacks growing up. I bought the delicious, pureed cups very regularly until I noticed something strange: orange, pink, even blue-colored applesauces. Blueberry mango grapefruit applesauce truly exists? Not organically. The rainbow-colored cups were my catalyst to come up with a homemade applesauce recipe– Little House on the Prairie-style. Although it doesn’t have artificial berry flavor, or 100 calories worth of cinnamon sugar, this applesauce goes straight to your heart and warms it up – loving you just as much as you love it.
1 bushel of apples (varietal depending on taste preference)
2-3 cups water
2 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
dash of lemon juice
1. Begin by coring & quartering the apples
2. Place apples in large saucepan, adding water halfway up the pan. Simmer apples in water until very soft.
3. Strain apples, setting aside apple water*
4. With a ricer, food mill, food processor, or blender, puree apples until desired texture.
5. Season sauce with cinnamon, honey and lemon juice. The apple water is 100% apple cider; add cinnamon, honey or a bit of brandy for an organic autumn cocktail!
Also by Danielle: Autumn Brussels Sprouts Leaf Salad
More fall dips and sides: Maple Chili Sweet Potato Spread
Photo: Danielle Horvatin