Friday, January 29, 2010

Smooth Homemade Applesauce & A Birthday to Share

I've made homemade applesauce many times over the years but it has always been a chunky applesauce that I add a bit of cinnamon and sugar to.

Well this past Christmas I had stopped over to visit my neighbor (who is in her 90's) and when I was there she was preparing a dinner for when all of her family came to visit. At that particular moment she was making homemade applesauce. The only difference between hers and mine was that she was using her food processor to puree it. It made me think instantly of baby food. We talked and I told her that I make applesauce but had never thought of grinding it up like that. She said that is the way her family has always liked it and that it's pretty close to the store-bought jars of applesauce.

Well she's right. I made some just like hers (minus the sugar) and my kids loved it. It's not like it's a new recipe or anything but a new texture that pleased all of my little darlings. I made it again the other day and added a few fresh pears to it. Yummy! If you've never made homemade give it a try. It's quick and easy!

Smooth Homemade Applesauce

6 apples, peeled and sliced
2 pears, peeled and sliced (optional)
1/2 cup water

Place sliced fruit in a pan and add water.
Place lid on pan and let simmer till fruit is soft.
This only takes about 5-10 minutes.
Remove lid and let cool just a bit.
Place fruit in food processor and puree.
My apples were sweet enough so I didn't add any sugar but you can.
Just depends on your taste and how sweet you like it.
The birthday I was talking about is my SIL Crystal over at Fit and Flabless. She probably won't say that it's her birthday today so I'll share that little tidbit with you all. If you visit her be sure to leave her Birthday Wishes!
Happy Birthday Crystal!

Well I better get a moving. I've got a Science lesson/project to do with the kids on matter and molecules. Hope you all have a great weekend.


Carmen C. said...

I have made it in the past and used to grind it smooth in my food mill...VERY messy and time consuming! I love the food processor idea! Aren't elderly folks so wonderful to visit with, they are so wise:) Enjoy your day and the science project!

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

I don't use a lot of apple sauce because I have only ever bought the store stuff. Thanks I give it a go. Roast pork and fresh apple sauce yummmy

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Now I really, really want to make the apple and pear sauce -- love pears -- the store-bought is so expensive --

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

Anonymous said...

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