Friday, October 5, 2012

Food Friday - Applesauce

I am not opposed to cooking all-natural. In fact, kudos to all of you who are able to do so 100% of the time as it is obviously better for you.

I try to cook things without adding ingredients that have been too processed, but at the same time, that's not how we were raised. So it proves to be a bit of a challenge sometimes.

Applesauce however, that's one thing you can't  screw up!! I mean literally... there is no way you can screw up applesauce.

Here is what you'll need:

10 large apples (or 12-14 smaller apples... really whatever fits in your crockpot)
1/2 cup of water


That's all you need. No sugar or additives. Just good old fashioned apples, just what the doctor ordered.

Peel, slice, and remove the core from all of the apples. If you don't have one of these nifty gadgets, I HIGHLY recommend one. Mine has proven to be useful on way too many occasions. If you are from my area, you can find them at Runnings, Fleet Farm, Farm & Fleet, Cabela's, or at a kitchen gadget store (there are some in Albertville). Worth every penny.

This is exactly what mine looks like. Found here.

Toss all of your apples in the crockpot so it's full, then pour in approximately 1 cup of water. It really just helps keep the apples from sticking to the bottom until their juices come out.

Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. You should be able to whisk through the apples and determine if the applesauce is the consistency you desire. We like a few chunks in ours.

Turn off heat and spoon into serving sizes you desire. You can also put it all into one container and scoop it out as you see fit. I feel we grab that as a healthy snack more often when it is already portioned out.

This is a recipe I hope our baby learns to love.

We made Taco Pie this week too which I have shared before and my husband (and some of my Facebook friends) L-O-V-E it. You should probably try it =)

Have an outstanding weekend!!

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