Simple No Peel Applesauce
Do I Need To Peel The Apples To Make Simple No Peel Applesauce?
No! You do not need to peel the apples! Seriously, that is the secret to making simple no peel applesauce. Have you ever peeled a bushel or two of apples? It takes a long time and couldn’t you find something else to do than peel 50 apples? Plus your throwing away all of the fiber and vitamins! The peels also contain the anti-oxidant quercitin that has been found to keep cancer at bay, fight off tissue damage linked to Alzheimer’s and improve lung function.
To make homemade applesauce, simply wash your apples thoroughly, slice them into chunks, making sure to cut out any bad spots. I move faster with my apple slicer and actually had the kids help out too, but if a paring knife is your friend, do what works for you!
Next step is to find your biggest pot or if you have too many apples and not a big enough pot you can always make multiple batches or cook overnight in a crock pot. I added about 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup lemon juice.
Cover your apples and cook on medium heat for about 35-45 minutes or until the apples are soft. They will really cook down when they are ready to blend.
When the apples are all soft now its time to make the sauce. I prefer to use my immersion blender, but you can use what every you have available like a potato smasher or adding small amounts to a blender. You are in charge in how “chunky” you want your sauce at this point. It’s all personal preference.
You can now just let it cool and add it to ziploc bags and freeze or can it. My apples were a bit tart so I added some Stevia and some cinnamon to taste.
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