Sunday, March 18, 2012

PALEO APPLESAUCE

I made delicious homemade applesauce today. I've been so tired of watching my son eat that processed crap from the grocery store, so I found a recipe and made it paleo and delicious. In the picture of ingredients, you will see brown sugar, but I decided at the last minute to used honey instead. I like using honey because it is so helpful in fighting springtime allergies! Then, because I used up all the honey, I used the empty jar for the applesauce.

As it turns out, my son had absolutely no interest in my homemade applesauce. He said, "Mom, I like the kind in the plastic containers." Ugh. So sad. My husband, however, LOVED it. It was so good.


Paleo Applesauce

3 Macintosh Apples, peeled and diced
1/2 c water
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
splash of vanilla extract
Zest of 1/2 Orange
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp LOCAL Honey
1/4 tsp salt


Bring apples, water, honey and salt to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the apples are very soft. Remove pan from heat. Add the lemon juice, orange zest, vanilla and cinnamon. Using and immersion blender, puree the applesauce to desired consistency. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week. 

 


UPDATE!!!!
Look who liked the applesauce once I put it in a plastic container. So pathetic!



3 comments:

  1. Once I made homemade applesauce I vowed NEVER to buy the store bought again. It's just too easy to make and flavor can't even be compared.

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  2. I used Jonathan apples (they are cheap and local around here). It seams four Jonathan do equal three Macintosh since they are smaller. Doubling the recipe is also effective. And most importantly, add 1 part ground allspice to two parts cinnamon. So, in the original recipe that would be a half teaspoon of ground allspice. It will look darker, and it tastes delicious, like Fall in a bite! P.S. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Sam, what a great tip on the all spice! I'll be making this again this week and will try it that way. I love any tips like that! Thanks for the support =)
      -Brittanie

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