Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Spartan, Mac, Ambrosia, Jonagold...It’s apple harvest time! When I was a kid I only knew of
2 3 types of apples: Macintosh, Red Delicious and those little red apples that grow on a backyard tree (we called them crabapples). Apples were very uninspiring.
Nowadays we have SO many exciting apple options and endless ways to prepare and eat them. Applesauce for one, is easy, cheap and oh so healthy! Store bought varieties like this popular brand contain ascorbic acid, which may seem innocent enough but is synthetic (read more at Is Your Vitamin C Actually an Imposter?) and let’s not even get me started on conventionally grown apples!
But, like most things that I make, it needs to be easy, nutritious and delicious! So, grab yourself some apples and let’s get started!
Step 1: Get yourself 5 lbs of apples (I used Spartans but use whatever you’d like) and wash them.
Step 2: Use an apple slicer (it’s easier and quicker than a corer) and have at ‘er! I use this one. I keep the peel because I like to keep all the fiber (plus it’s an extra step).
Step 3: Put the apple slices in a pot and add water to about 1/4 up. Cover, bring to a boil and turn off. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a blender. Leave excess water in pot in case you need to add it 1 tbsp at a time. Add 2 tsp of cinnamon.
Step 5: Twirl around until smooth and voila! Applesauce will thicken as it cools. Enjoy!