Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Homemade Applesauce for Baby

We never knew just how lucky we were to have an apple tree in our backyard until this year. FREE applesauce? Yes, a million times, YES!





This is the first year we took advantage of our apple tree because, as it turns out, apples are a very baby-friendly food. The applesauce we made this past weekend literally consists of just apples and water. You can add sugar and cinnamon to the mix (which we may do with our adult portions) but it's just as good without that extra stuff.




Saturday morning was the perfect morning for us to make our first batch of homemade applesauce together. Piper was strolling around Nick and I in the kitchen with her new walker for over an hour! She was so content, and we loved watching her "walk" all around.




This past Saturday, in our warm cozy home with my family, was definitely the essence of Fall for me. There was some Fall "snow" falling out the window and the aroma of boiling apples filled the house. Making homemade applesauce is a Fall family tradition we are going to keep around for years to come!

For this batch of applesauce, we used 12 of our handpicked apples with 2 1/2 cups of water.




Homemade Apple Sauce. It's super easy to make!

Ingredients

12 apples, cored and skinned
2 1/2 cups of water
2 tsp. sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Directions

Bring water to a boil, add apples, boil for about 5 minutes. Slightly reduce the heat and continue to cook for about 30 - 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Once finished, mash (or use a processor) until applesauce is at your desired consistency. (add sugar and cinnamon if you wish.)




We made about 6 pouches of applesauce for Piper to enjoy and a couple containers for Nick and I, as well. Who knew our apple tree could bring us so much joy?

Readers: Does anyone else have an apple tree? What do you make with your apples?

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