I have been making applesauce since my kidlets were babies. I loved making their baby food as I could easily use the freshest ingredients, without additives. Now that they are grown babies, they still love Mommy’s applesauce. Tonight I am making pork chops and it would be a shame not to have applesauce for them to dip their pork chops in!
I know this because, last time I served them pork chops without applesauce I had to listen to them sigh and moan about how they can’t rightfully eat their pork chops without my applesauce. Determined not to make that mistake again, I give you my easy recipe for a quick and delicious applesauce. Every time I make this I can’t help but think about the Brady Bunch episode, Pork chops and applesauce, when I say that my kids have no clue what the hell I’m talking about, but my fireman always chuckles because he remembers!
I hope you give this a try, it is so tasty. You can vary this too, I often add fresh raspberries to change it up, I also use crab apples from our property in Upstate NY and it is so delish!
A simple, healthy and delicious applesauce that can be enjoyed with pork chops, latkes or as a healthy snack!
- 5 Granny Smith, Gala, or any cooking apple you prefer peeled, cored and quartered
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tbsp. of lemon zest
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of water
- In a large pot over medium heat, add all ingredients, mix to combine. Cook over medium heat, for 10-15 minutes or until apples are soft and you can mash easy with a potato masher. You can use a food processor for a pureed smooth texture for babies, or if you prefer a less rustic chunky sauce.
- Let cool and place in a mason jar or serving bowl. Can be served warm if you prefer or serve chilled.