Applesauce is just one of those foods you can eat whether its breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can use it in recipes, freeze it for a special treat, or use it as a dip.
Here are 5 other uses for applesauce–
For a lighter, low calorie muffin or bread replace some of the oil with applesauce. I do not recommend replacing all the fat though as you will end up with a chewy moist mess.
Add it on top of your favorite pancakes or waffles
It is the perfect low calorie ice cream topping
Applesauce added to oatmeal is the perfect start to any morning
Freeze it in an ice-cube tray–pop out the squares–place in a gallon zip-lock for future use. Think along the lines of an extra “spice” to coffee cake and a little kicked up granola flavoring.
Basic Homestead Applesauce Recipe
Yields: Approximately 6 cups of sauce
- 8 C prepared apples (see below)
- 2 C Water
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Nutmeg (optional)
- Ginger (optional)
1. Add all ingredients in a large sauce pot or Dutch oven.
2. Simmer on medium low heat for 15 -20 minutes *
3. Puree’ with immersion blender
4. Serve and enjoy!
To prepare apples – Peel, core and slice apples; season with cinnamon and sugar and bake in 350 degree oven for 6 minutes. Cool and store in gallon size zip-lock bags in freezer or use in recipe above.
* If using previously frozen apples thaw slightly and add 10 minutes to simmering time.