Homemade Unsweetened Applesause
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
I love apples. But when I got braces, the skin kept getting stuck in the wires, so I stopped eating them. Instead, I started eating applesause. Even when I got my braces off, I found myself still eating applesause more than regular apples, since it is less filling.
One day, I decided to look at the ingredients of the store-brand applesause I was eating. The main ingredient (besides apples) was cinnamon sugar. BEWARE, cinnamon sugar is not the same as sugar. It is a mixture of granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Not wanting to willingly eat sugary applesause, I decided to make my own sugar-free applesause. The recipe takes 20-25 minutes to make, and you can store it in the refrigerator for up to one week.
3 lbs. apples (Around 9 apples)
½ cup of water
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Take the core out of the apples and slice them.
Place the sliced apples, water and cinnamon in a large pot or saucepan set over medium heat. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Use a potato masher, blender, or food processor to puree the apples. They should have a slightly chunky consistency.
Let the applesauce cool to room temperature.
This post is based off of my article, The Hidden Secret of Packaged Foods, in the Nutrition section.