There are some things that kids do NOT eat.
Applesauce was one of those things I just wouldn’t eat. The texture was strange and I would have rather had a fresh apple. But then I began exploring lower fat alternatives for baking and applesauce is a great stand in for oil in a few recipes (see my yummy applesauce oatmeal cranberry cookies!) I wanted to call out the recipe individually because my husband loves the applesauce on its own. It is also wonderfully fragrant and so much tastier when it is homemade. I’m going to use it tomorrow with some cake mix for easy cupcakes – I think it will be a hit!
- 4 peeled, cored Fuji apples cut into thick slices (I usually do quarters and trim the edges)
- zest strips from 1/2 lemon or 1/4 mandarin
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup water
About 2 cups
1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Bring heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 40 minutes or until tender.