Walker loved this raw applesauce. Do eat it the day you make it, it will darken if you store it. Kirk used organic Pink Lady apples that I had been given at VegFest this past weekend. I do suggest using organic apples as you are eating the peel, be sure to clean/scrub them before cutting up. Toddlers will love this! Although if they are not used to unsweetened applesauce or if the apples are very tart, consider adding a bit of agave nectar or honey while blending. Included are how we made it in our Vitamix, I have also included food processor directions.
- 4 organic apples, cored and quartered
- 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 Tbsp)
- Agave nectar or honey, if desired
- Ground cinnamon, if desired
– High speed blender –
Put the apples and lemon juice into the wet Vitamix container and secure the lid. Select Variable 1, turn machine on and turn up to Variable 2 for chunky or Variable 5 for a purée. Blend for 30 seconds, using the tamper to press the apple into the blades.
Sweeten to taste if desired (we didn’t).
– Food processor –
Chop the apples into chunks. Put the processing blade in and add the apples and lemon juice, process until as smooth as you would like. Sweeten to taste if desired.