Apart from the odd jar of post baby jar food (come on you did it too!) I hadnt eaten applesauce in years! Until I moved to sweden and it seems everyone and her grandmother made and ate it! It was always so delicious, especially eaten on top of hot porridge/oatmeal that I promised I’d get around to finding a recipe and making my own. I only made this for the first time a month or so ago and it was so much easier than I remember my swedish friends explaining to me. I also wanted to sweeten mine without sugar, so I found a few recipes and seem to remember one being on the Stevia website.
But here is what I did for the last batch I made
Homemade Applesauce REEcipe
3-4 large sweet apples
water (to cover the apples)
A small squeeze of lemon juice
Stevia to sweeten if neccessary
- I chopped the apples and placed them in a pan to boil with enough water to cover the apples. (I squeezed a tad of lemon juice on them while chopping)
- Boil until apples are soft and mash with a fork (include the water..shouldnt be much left)
- Allow to cool and then blitz in a blender to desired consistency!
- If desired add a tiny tip of a knife of Stevia to sweeten…
Next time I think I’ll leave the applesauce more rustic textured and unless you dont like the taste of ‘tart’ and sweet apples it really doesnt need any Stevia ! Ummm I think I might have porriage and applesauce for dinner…
p.s I guess you could also use an artificial sweetner…but that wouldnt make it healthy for me…as artifical sweetners are chemicals…incase you didnt know….