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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Homemade Applesauce


I first decided to make applesauce for the little guy to eat, since he is still eating homemade purees.  I quickly realized, however that pureed baby apples are the exact same thing as applesauce and super fresh and easy!

My husband is a huge fan of cinnamon in his applesauce, so that was a definite add-in for us.  I opted to add the cinnamon to individual servings of applesauce (since I needed to give my little one the applesauce first, and then add the cinnamon – 4 day wait rule and all), but the cinnamon can easily be added to the entire mixture.


Homemade Applesauce


4 Fuji apples
Water
Cinnamon, to taste


Place 2 inches of water in as medium pot.  Bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, cut the apples into 6-8 slices, discard cores.

Place the apples into a steaming basket over the boiling water.  Steam the apples for 12-15 minutes, or until the apples are tender.  Remove from heat, reserving cooking liquid.

When the apples are cool enough to handle, peel the skins away and discard.  Place the peeled apples and reserved cooking liquid into the bowl of a small food processor and blend to desired smoothness.  Add cinnamon to taste and blend again.  Alternately, add the cinnamon to individual servings.

Refrigerate leftovers for 3 days.

Enjoy!
Amy

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