I’ve never understood why people buy apple sauce. Being one of the most simple things to make, it blows my mind that people spend money on the over processed stuff in a jar. It’s full of sugar, preservatives, and it doesn’t even taste like apples!!
Making your own is so much better. You can decide how much sugar goes into it, and you can spice it how you like. You can even add other fruits to make it more interesting. I added some in season persimmons to mine and it added a great unexpected flavour.
Apple sauce is also great for making baked goods fat free. You can replace a lot of butter and oils with apple sauce which is always welcomed this time of year. Enjoy
- 2 persimmons, peeled and cubed
- 6 apples, peeled and cubed (I used granny smith)
- 1 Tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ Tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 Tsp. fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes.
Mash apple sauce with a potato masher until it’s your desired consistency.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Can also be frozen and stored for up to a year.