Applesauce thrills me. Yes it does. It’s right up there with some of my all time favorite “go-to” sweet treats. I know you are probably thinking “What the heck is she talking about?” How about apple pie, layer cake, cookies, ooey gooey chocolate croissants? Of course I love all that stuff. Can I eat those sweets everyday? Um no. I guess I could, but I am not gonna. Can I eat this daily? Yes and with great joy.
I love experimenting with different fruity combinations. My kids love my homemade applesauce too (thank goodness!) I suggest trying to make your own applesauce from scratch. Make a Big Batch, it’ll last a long time. Enjoy it at home or toss some in the daily lunch boxes.
As long as you have a bunch of fresh apples and other fruit (not necessary, but fun), a pot, water and a blender you are in business. Speaking of business, I should start canning this stuff. Think i’ll market it as “Liquid Gold.”
Homemade Mango Applesauce
Makes 8-10 servings. Assuming about 4 oz (1/2 cup) per person.
- Ever notice how tricky it can be to cut a mango? My friend the Cookin’ Canuck has a great tutorial to make this task simple.
- Make what you need, this applesauce is great as is or inside baked goods, mixed into thick greek yogurt, parfaits and in your oatmeal. I love it alongside my favorite Stuffed French Toast.
- 2 1/2 pounds Apples, cleaned, cored and cut into chunky pieces, keep the skins on (Granny Smith, Pink Lady & Fuji’s are my favorite)
- 2 Mangos, cleaned and pitted, skin removed and cut into chunky pieces (You can use frozen Mango too)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- a squirt of Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Water
Sweeteners: You can add extra sweetness to your applesauce or just leave it alone. A lot of sweetness will be determined up front depending upon what kind of apples you choose and how ripe your mango is. From sweet Pink Lady’s to tart Granny Smith’s, what you work with will determine the overall sweetness. You can use a few different types of apples too. Just taste your applesauce when it is done cooking to see how much more sweeteness you want to add.
- Stevia Drops or Powder
- Maple Syrup
- Raw Brown Sugar
- Raw Honey
In a medium saucepan combine apples, mangos, water, lemon juice and vanilla. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer applesauce for about a 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally. Let applesauce cool for a few minutes. With ladle put applesauce in blender or food processor. Puree until desired consistency is reached. Add more water if needed.
MarlaMeridith.com Applesauce Recipe Links
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