I am taking a break from all the grilling I have been doing. Here is a little something sweet, simple, fruity and refreshing. I make homemade applesauce all the time. I highly suggest you try doing it too if you have not all ready. Something extra special and happy takes place when you combine juicy red strawberries with crisp apples.
Before we get down to the business of applesauce I want to make sure you have had the opportunity to share an appetizer link in the Get Grillin’ event I am hosting with Dara from Cookin’ Canuck. Any appetizer will do, it does not have to be grilled. The more participation in this online BBQ party the more fun! Besides you can win a year of virtual cooking school over at Rouxbe. Sounds like fun huh!
Now on to apples and strawberries….
While I was chopping apples for this sauce, my kids were up to other things. A peacock and a bride were dashing around while I cooked. All the doors were open, cool fresh air was mingling with the smell of simmering applesauce.
As most of you know by now applesauce is a favorite over here. We love it on it’s own, in baked goods and layered in parfaits. Every morning I dip each bite of my favorite stuffed french toast in it. I also adore it tucked inside a hot stack of pancakes. Call me a simple gal. OK, a high maintenance sometimes simple gal.
Playing dress up and making applesauce are simple tasks…..
All you need to do is use your favorite apples and heat them up with a smidge of water with a few cups of fresh or frozen strawberries. I make about 8 cups at a time and it stores well in my fridge for weeks. Put portions of applesauce in 4 ounce containers for lunch box snacks. A single 1/2 cup serving is a great mini meal when paired with a healthy fat and protein dense cheese stick.
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Do you make homemade applesauce? If so do you add any unique ingredients?