Strawberry Applesauce

 

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Never would I have actually thought about making my own applesauce at home.

Until, of course, I actually did it…

…And now I don’t think I will ever go back to store bought applesauce again! Nothing can beat the fresh, crisp taste that you get from making your own. I also enjoy making my own applesauce, because not only do I save money, but the boiling fruit fills your home with a sweet, fruity aroma.

When making your own, homemade applesauce, you can also add whatever spices, fruits, and juices you please to create your own flavor!

I decided to keep it simple and make strawberry applesauce; my personal favorite. For this recipe, I used sweet pink lady apples and left the peel on; as the peel is where the majority of the apple’s fiber is contained…plus, it saves extra time rather than spending it on peeling.

Another thing that pleased me about this recipe was the fact that my brother ate two, overflowing bowls of it and asked for more. In response, I had to tell him that he had eaten it all, and here’s the face he gave me:

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I’m assuming that he enjoyed it as much as I did!

Ingredients:

8 c. chopped pink lady apples (peels left on)
4 c. strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
1/4 c. applejuice
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. stevia

1. Add all ingredients to a soup pot.
2. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
3. Reduce heat to a simmer, and simmer until the apples, as well as their peels, are soft and able to be easily pierced with a fork.
4. Transfer fruit and liquid to a food processor and pulse until the fruit is mashed to your desired consistency.
5. Remove applesauce from food processor, and let cool. To store, scoop into a jar and keep in the refrigerator.

 

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Question of the Day: “Have you ever made your own applesauce?