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Friday, March 7, 2014

Homemade Applesauce

More and more I have been trying to find ways to cut back on spending money on food that I could make at home. I recently went through through an applesauce phase: eating it for breakfast, incorporating it into baked goods, and trying to find different uses for it. I decided to just make my own jar of applesauce. 

This is a simple, inexpensive, healthy recipe that should last about two weeks. 


RECIPE
7 medium apples, sliced
1/4 c water
cinnamon
nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS
Allow the apples and water to simmer on medium-low in a covered pot until apples soften. Occasionally stir with a fork and mash up the apples once they have softened. Uncover the pot and let the liquid evaporate. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. Makes about 3 cups. Enjoy!

TIPS

  • For a smoother texture, place the applesauce in a blender and bled until smooth.
  • Applesauce is a great fat substitute for baking cakes, brownies, etc. It does not work as well for cookies though. I suggest substituting half the amount of fat in your recipe with applesauce.