Matt didn’t want a cake for his birthday this week (we’re trying to be super healthy!), so instead Q and I made him homemade applesauce, which is one of his favorites.
It’s a fitting dish for this time of year; tis the season for apples! This is a super easy recipe and one of my favorites to make and can. And as always, it helps to have the cutest 4-yr old sous chef ever…he makes sure it comes out just right.
3-4 lbs of peeled, cubed apples
4 tbsp lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
1/4c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1 c. water
1/2 tsp salt
nutmeg to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a large pot; cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, discard cinnamon stick, mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
Can freeze for up to 1 year.
As always, I use organic ingredients wherever possible.
This is one of those recipes that makes your whole house smell good as you cook it, which is such a bonus. I was hoping that I’d be able to can the leftovers and use it for school snacks this month, but there were no leftovers! That’s a good sign of a well-loved recipe, but now I need to get more apples and make a big double- or triple batch so we have some to put up.