Grandma’s Effortless Applesauce
From The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook
Makes 4 cups (946.5 ml)
Apples are a great first food for a baby. They are highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and have a texture that keeps a baby interested.
I still make this almost once a week. It is easy to mix it up by changing the spices, say cinnamon one week and ginger the next. Once your baby is on to combination foods, you can add carrots, spinach or even kale. With applesauce, the combinations are endless.
6 cups (660 g) peeled, cored and roughly chopped apples (about 5 medium-size apples)
1¼ cup (295.5 ml) water
1 tsp ground cinnamon, optional
In a medium-size stockpot with a lid, add your apples and water. Cover and bring to a boil, turn down the heat to medium and continue to cook covered until the apples are soft to the touch, about 10 minutes. Puree the apples and remaining water with an emersion blender. You can also use a blender, but the emersion blender really does save some steps in cleanup. Cool then refrigerate or freeze in portions.
The best apple varieties for applesauce:
- Golden Delicious
- Pink Lady