Thursday, January 27, 2011

Homemade Applesauce

It's so easy, I'm sure most of you know how to do it... here's a happy reminder.

Peel apples
Chop into little bitty cubes
Place in casserole dish with cover that is over safe
Sprinkle and toss with cinnamon
Bake at 400 for 25 minutes
Turn off oven and let sit for an hour
Remove from oven and serve warm, cold, mash them up more for a smoother texture, put them in your fridge and serve them warm, reheated in a pan or whatever... just ENJOY!!!

Ava loves them (FANTASTIC baby food!  She can mash the small chunks with her gums).  Todd loves them.  I love them.  It's a great dessert or mix a few spoonfuls into your oatmeal (I love to leave the sauce chunky for this reason... mmm).  I love that when I mix the applesauce into my oatmeal, I don't need anything else to sweeten it or add flavor... the apples do that naturally!

What else do you enjoy using applesauce for?


  1. I LOVE applesauce. I've never baked it before like this though - it sounds delicious! I like warm applesauce on top of vanilla ice cream, as long as the applesauce is plenty spicy. I usually drench my applesauce in cinnamon and nutmeg so it adds a lot of flavor to the plain ice cream. Another thing I love about applesauce: when you store it in mason jars, it looks so vintage and homey :)

  2. Oooooh, YUM! So, are you back on dairy? Weren't you going to try to add a little back and see how you do after the month without? OMG, Cinnamon applesauce over ice cream... holy crap that sounds good. Like warm apple pie... wait, that's something else.... heh heh. I looooove the mason jar idea. That would be a great gift for someone starting to feed their baby solids! Homemade applesauce in a mason jar!