Willa Blue, my 7 year old, frequently asks me to make applesauce. If you haven’t tried home-made raw applesauce, it’s absolutely wonderful. It’s also super easy to make. Though we both like applesauce, my girl and I vary slightly in our tastes. She prefers red apples and a fine puree. I like a chunky Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. We both like a healthy dose of cinnamon. When making applesauce, be sure and keep the skin on as much of the nutrients are in the skin.
Raw applesauce is incredibly easy to make. I slice my apple, toss it into the Vita-mix and add a liberal amount of cinnamon. For my chunky applesauce, I pulse it (basically turn the Vita-Mix on and off quickly) until I reach the desired consistence. For my girl’s applesauce, I add a bit of water and puree on high.
Be forewarned, it’s hard to go back to store-bought after eating this stuff.