Strawberries have been on sale for the past 2 weeks at the grocery store so I have been stocking up. Besides eating large amounts of them plain, I have been on the prowl for yummy strawberry recipes. I was super excited to find this recipe.
This was my first time making applesauce. I always figured it would take too long so I never bothered. This was delicious and easy and I can't wait to make more again with different variations. You literally cut up fruit, add water and cinnamon, and boil/simmer until you can mash it with a potato masher. Stick it in a blender until you get the consistency you like. That's all!
recipe adapted from lemon tree dwelling
8 cups peeled, chopped apples
4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced
½ cup water (or 1 cup for thinner consistency)
1 tsp. cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until fruit is soft and you are able to mash it with a potato masher. This will take between 10-20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Transfer applesauce to a blender and blend until smooth.
Original recipe calls for ½ cup sugar. I ommitted and applesauce was plenty sweet.
I cut recipe in half and it worked great.