Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

Saturday was a cooking day, and one of the things I made was applesauce from the Gravenstein apples in my backyard at home. It’s unsweetened so as to be Whole30 compliant, but I think it’s very delicious. It turned out pretty tart because these apples aren’t a super sweet kind, but you could use any type of apples. Here’s the very simple recipe:

Ingredients:

10-15 small-ish apples or 5-7 large ones

1 1/2 cups water

cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg all to taste

Directions:

Wash, core, and dice the apples.

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Combine apple pieces with water in large pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat and stir well.

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Add spices to your liking. Stir well to combine. I added at least twice as much cinnamon as I did cloves and nutmeg and the effect was delicious and tasted kind of like the holidays. I will definitely make this recipe for Thanksgiving this year.

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Cook down until all of the apple pieces are soft and starting to fall apart, about 10 minutes.

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Transfer spiced apple mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. I didn’t peel my apples because I know where they came from and that they were not sprayed with pesticides, and I also like the extra bit of texture. Once in the food processor, though, you can get your applesauce as chunky or smooth as you would like.

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Cool fully, transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge.

Try serving it on top of latkes or sausage patties, or warmed up and topped with nuts as a healthy dessert!

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