Maple Cinnamon Applesauce
So let me guess...
You went apple picking this weekend. And you just couldn't control yourself -- they all looked so good. $25 later...you have a kitchen counter full of apples and seriously-what-the-hell-do-you-do-with-apples-anyways?
Chill. Let's make some applesauce. Better than Motts -- this is some serious sauce. Like, leave the peels in, not watered down, sweetened-the-way-you-want applesauce.
If you want straight-up applesauce, apples and lemon juice are all you need! I decided to jazz mine up a bit with some cinnamon and raw sugar, because why the hell not?
I used 5-6 apples, the juice of one lemon, and approx. 1 tablespoon each of cinnamon and raw sugar. After cutting up on the apples (obviously no cores or seeds...those seeds aren't good for you!), combine them in a bowl with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar. After the chunks are coated in the mixture, pour the apples into your high powered blender. I can't say that this would work in a typical blender -- the tamper tool that comes with high-powered blenders is the ticket! I use my Vitamix every single day.
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Anyways, turn the blender on and use the tamp to push the apples into the blades. After about 45 seconds you'll have perfect applesauce!
As for the "maple" portion of the recipe -- heat up some pure maple syrup and pour it on top! Warm. That. Baby. Up!
- 5-6 apples (I used McIntosh), chopped
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 1 TBSP Cinnamon
- 1 TBSP raw sugar (or pure Maple Syrup)
- Core and chop up apples
- Mix lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl
- Add apples and coat with mixture
- Blend in high-powered blender until smooth, using tamp to push apples into the blades
- Heat up some pure Maple Syrup and pour it on top of your apple sauce!