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