My awesome neighbor went to Eastern Washington a few weeks ago and brought us back some apples. What to do? Make applesauce!!
While I was heating up lunch, I took 10 minutes (possibly even less) to prep. Here's how you do it!
Peel and chop up your apples. (I had 6.)
Put into a small pot. Add 1-2 cups of water, and a few dashes of cinnamon. Heat it to medium high heat, then turn it down once it starts boiling. Eat your lunch. Add a bit more water when it gets low, and maybe a bit more cinnamon. Clean up from lunch. Smell the delicious apple smell now wafting through your house. The apples still look hard? Add a bit more water (I think I did about 4 cups total for my 6 apples.) If you want a thinner applesauce, you could add all of the water at the beginning, but I really wanted to make sure that my applesauce was thick and not watery (like that store-bought stuff that the baby prefers).
Once the apples look done (i.e. more transparent), mash them with a potato masher to your desired consistency.
|My desired consistency|
Some people add sugar and all sorts of things to their applesauce; but I like it simple. Apples+water+cinnamon is good enough for me!