All in the package of finding recipes for tomato sauce and meatballs, I came across the applesauce. Well, it has been siting in my pinterest board for a while so it’s time to get down to making some. Applesauce is essentially apple purée. It can be eaten on its own as dessert, goes so well with meatballs, as a dip or spread with biscuits and bread, topped with oats and yoghurt. The possibilities are endless. Plain apple sauce can be offered as a first food for babies at 6 months old, and you add in a little of flavours as your baby gets older.
Applesauce is so easy to make. I usually make a jarful which lasts me over a week or a little more. To make this applesauce, you will need:
5 small fuji apples (the ones i bought are really small. These 5 when chopped up, fills the entire Beaba container)
1 cinnamon stick* (or a dash of cinnamon powder)
1. Peel off the skin of the apples.
2. Cut the apples into smaller pieces and throw them into your cooking ware. Add in the cinnamon stick too.
3. Steam the apples till soft. Remove the cinnamon stick when it’s done.
4. Blend the apples to the consistency you prefer.
I am using my Beaba to make the sauce (steaming and blending). Alternatively, you can steam it and blend it using whatever equipments you have. You can also cook it in a pot over the stove.
*Cinnamon stick works better if you are cooking the apples over the stove. I find that steaming doesn’t release the aroma of the cinnamon. It could be just a personal preference. I ended up adding a dash of cinnamon powder.
And there you have a jar of delicious applesauce!