Pumpkin Vanilla Applesauce

I don’t know what it is about my relationship with applesauce these days, but I am swooned. I love it, my kids love it and my husband does too. Universal love. A great clean, healthy, sweet treat for anytime at all. In a constant effort to satisfy every one’s sweet tooth cravings with healthy stuff, applesauce is a sure thing.

There is a nice amount of  freedom to add a wide gamut of other fruits and flavors to your applesauce.   The past few months I have been a fruity scientist creating all kinds of yummy flavor combos. As far as sweetness goes, your choice of apple and other fruits will determine how much extra natural sweetener you want to add in the end.

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In this applesauce there are two high vitamin, antioxidant packed superfoods: Pumpkin and Apples. Pumpkins are jam packed with good for you vitamins, fiber and minerals.  They are a huge source of the antioxidant beta carotene (hence that beautiful orange glow,) they are low calorie and packed with fiber. You can use canned pumpkin or make your own purée. Save your pumpkin seeds to roast. Not only do they taste great but they are also filled with loads of health benefits including zinc and omega-3 fats. Keep your skins on your apples, that way you can keep all beneficial fiber and vitamins found in them.

What is your favorite applesauce recipe?



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~ Marla Meridith

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11 thoughts on “Pumpkin Vanilla Applesauce

  1. We make applesauce here when the apples are ripe–August, September, October. This year I canned some, and we’ll have it all winter.

    Thanks for this recipe. I never thought of putting pumpkin in it!

  2. I LOVE pumpkin! This recipe sounds seriously yummy. I bet it would be great served over warm gingerbread.

  3. After foraging for some apples here in the PNW [in July!] I made this recipe and love it way more than I expected! The pumpkin makes it so velvety when blended! Thank you 🙂