I absolutely love this recipe. It's so quick, simple and truly nutritious and gets rid of any apples that have been sitting in your home a little too long. You'll never buy apple sauce from the store again.
All you need is:
1. apples (I usually do 3-4 or whatever I have at home with spots on that we'd rather not eat as is)
2. A pot, stove, spatula, immersion blender and a container to put the apple sauce in afterwards
It's super simple: I just peel the core the apples and cut them into bite size chunks, add them to the pot and put the whole shebang on low. I let it simmer for a good 30 minutes, more if there's a lot of apples. Just do it on super low and stir every so often. Once the apples are fairly soft and can easily be mashed with the spoon, turn off the stove and let the apple mixture cool. Once cool (or a bit before if you're brave) blend it all into a smooth consistency with your immersion blender. You can also totally just use a wooden spoon and leave it a bit more chunky - whatever you prefer. Transfer to glass container and store in the fridge for up to a week or go ahead and freeze the sauce - we use these silicone trays.
I also sometimes add a pear or two if I have it and they need to go. Get fancy with it!
If you'd like, definitely add just a dash of cinnamon before blending, but don't add any sugar! That defeats the whole purpose of it being homemade and good for you.
Zoe loves apple sauce and I've been feeding her this sauce for months now. The freezer is full of it and I'm not going to lie, I eat my fair share of it, too.