From Apples to Applesauce

Growing up, we always had homemade applesauce in our freezer. My Mom would make a ton of it every fall and keep stacks of it in our freezer throughout the year.

I loved taking out a new tub and eating it when it was half thawed and half frozen. Perfect.

Now that I’m about to have my first child, it’s finally time for me to make my own and keep the tradition alive.

It’s literally one of the simplest things to make in the kitchen and doesn’t require a huge list of grocery items.

Applesauce!

Ingredients:  Apples, Cinnamon (optional)

That’s it. Even I can make this recipe.

Simone and I spent a few hours on Saturday making applesauce and freezing it for the upcoming winter. It was pretty easy actually.

Step 1: Cut up a bunch of apples in small sections. It’s slightly easier to remove the peels at this time.

Step 2: Steam the cut up pieces of apples for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: Mush the steamed apples in a large bowl or use a food mill. Here’s one from Amazon in case you don’t know what a food mill is (I didn’t!).

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Step 4: Add cinnamon if you like.

Freeze and enjoy year round. You are done!

What are your favorite and simplest recipes from your childhood?

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