Homemade applesauce is just an entirely different experience than the cupped variety that got thrown into your lunchbox as a kid – and it’s so simple to make! You can do so much with applesauce, too, like add it to pancakes, top your yogurt, mix it into oatmeal, or substitute it for oil in many recipes. And don’t even get us started on warm applesauce over a scoop of vanilla ice cream…
Since you’ll be cooking your apples down, your best apple picks for applesauce are softer varieties like Golden Delicious and Fuji. McIntosh has a tender flesh that easily breaks down when cooked, making it a great choice for sauce. Leave the skin on when you make applesauce for an extra vitamin boost.
- If you’re opting to peel your apples, invest in a peeler/corer/slicer to make this task quick and easy.
- Play around with spices and variations on your sauce – try some freshly grated ginger, or if you’re feeling fancy (and are 21 or over), maybe a little splash of bourbon.
- Applesauce + mason jar + gingham ribbon = adorable, yummy gift. Send one to school with your kiddo to give their teacher as a ‘just because’ gift they’ll love.