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Ridiculously Good Applesauce

January 23, 2011

Ok, I’m just going to put it out there: I make the best applesauce in the entire world. No lie. It can make a screaming baby start giggling with joy. It can make your significant other want to take out the garbage. It can even make some people seem less annoying. It’s THAT good. And you, lucky readers are about to get the coveted recipe. Yes, I love you too.

Ridiculously Good Applesauce

You need:
-6 or more (preferably organic) Gala apples (Sometimes I’ll mix it up and use Cortland, but I find that Galas are the best for applesauce. They’re the sweetest, and their flesh is nice and firm–rarely mealy. They peel quite nicely, too.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and core apples, then wrap them in tin foil and put them in a baking dish (you don’t HAVE to put them in a baking dish, but even with the tin foil, these tend to get drippy and may leave stains on the bottom of your oven, so better safe than sorry. No one likes cleaning an oven.)
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on the counter for about an hour. When cool, peel tin foil carefully from the top (because you want to try to save any juice, if you can.) Slice/pull apart apple flesh and place in blender or food processor. Add any juice that you’ve collected from the tin foil or the baking dish.
Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and nutmeg, and puree. No need to add water.

This is a GREAT puree to make in bulk, if you can set aside the time do it once every couple of weeks. Owen has applesauce for breakfast pretty much every morning. I usually mix it with organic baby oatmeal, although sometimes I mix it with another fruit puree and some Greek yogurt, or even with some ricotta cheese. The possibilities are endless. Seriously, you’re going to want to take a bath in this stuff. It’s THAT good.

Enjoy! (….Did I mention that it’s really good?)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2011 10:22 pm

    Will this work as a side for dinner, like say pork?? (for adults)

    great blog…These recipes are great, i like that they are simple ingredients, and as organic as possible.

    • January 24, 2011 2:23 am

      Yes! You can totally have Pork Chops and Applesauce with this recipe!! Thanks for the feedback!!

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