Monday, April 2, 2012

In the Kitchen with Jason: Applesauce, Version 1.0

Jess and I have decided that we are going to find an applesauce recipe that really fits what we are looking for in an applesauce. We want one that isn't too sweet, where all the apples get good and smushy if not smushed, and it has to taste like applesauce (not cardboard or cinnamon or something other than apples).

Though this recipe tasted good (and smelled good as well), the apples just never finished getting good and smushy like we wanted no matter how long we cooked it or attacked it with the fruit smasher.

Applesauce with apple chunks and extra apple flavor

  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 Pink Lady apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Peel, core and chop the apples.
  • Put the apples in a stock pot or dutch oven.
  • Grate the rind off of the lemon; add this to the apples.
  • Juice the rindless lemon; add this to the apples.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat for about 35 minutes.
  • Smash with a fruit smasher.
This makes some very yummy smells and some very yummy applesauce, but there are still some firm bits in it and that isn't what we are looking for. We will try another recipe in a week or two so don't go anywhere!

Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason


Rose said...

Did you consider putting it in the blender / food processor? I also have a potato ricer that I use for Julian's baby food. That might work, too.

Jess and Jason said...

That's a great idea, but we don't have a blender or food processor. We're planning to purchase a VitaMix within a year's time, though, so I'm sure that would work fantastically in helping us perfect an applesauce recipe.

Webmaster said...

We have the Magic Bullet blender and I think that would work well too, only downside is it's containers are not very large. I would say 4 portions tops out of one mix.