When my boys were babies, just starting to eat solids, I made applesauce and eventually perfected my own homemade applesauce recipe. The boys gobbled it up. As life got busier though, making homemade applesauce no longer made the cut on my “to do” list.
how to make applesauce
Nothing feels more like autumn than the delicious smell of stewed apples wafting from the kitchen all through my house.
Oral Allergy Syndrome
At first, I thought my son was becoming a picky eater. He’s eight now and has gradually transitioned from a child who loved all fruits and most vegetables to being fairly limited in, specifically, the fruits he will eat. I tried everything. And then one day he said, “Mommy, I like fruit – it’s just that most of it makes my mouth itchy and feel sort of swollen.”
Panic set in. You see, his brother has multiple food allergies and sensitivities, but I had never had him tested for any. And now, there was a similar itchy, swollen mouth. Then I learned about oral allergy syndrome. I discovered that this can be a cross reactivity for some who suffer from pollen allergies, or hayfever. Cooking fruits and vegetables reduces the symptoms a great deal.
So, it was time to revive my applesauce recipe!
How to Make Applesauce That Makes Your Mouth Sing
This applesauce is so quick, easy, and velvety smooth – it makes me feel like a kid again!
- 6 cups sliced apples
- 2 T coconut oil
- 2 T butter
- 2 T lemon juice
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1/2 t Cinnamon (*optional)
Use an apple corer to slice your apples and remove the core. I do not remove the apple skin, but you certainly can.
Place all the apple slices into a large stewing pot. Discard the cores.
Add coconut oil, butter, and lemon juice.
Cook on medium until apples are completely soft. (about 30 minutes)
*Optional: add brown sugar and/or cinnamon to taste
Using a handheld immersion blender (or any other high powered blender such as a Vitamix or Ninja), blend applesauce until velvety smooth.
We love this sauce warm – but it's just as well devoured cold!
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