If your family is anything like my family, you have a lot of food that tends to get thrown away. It never seems to fail that I buy something and suddenly, it disappears because everyone decides that said item is the hot food item in the house. In an effort to counter this, I buy a surplus of the heavily consumed item….. and, as if Murphy lives in my house, everyone stops eating that item. ::::sigh::::
Some items head straight for the trash… ummm, nobody likes sour milk. Other items become new food! Bananas become banana bread, grapes become wine (I wish!) and those mushy apples, well, they become…… APPLESAUCE! Much like the bad apples used to make apple cider, those same “bad” apples work perfectly for applesauce.
And babies love applesauce!
6 large apples peeled and cored
3/4 cup granulated sugar (really, you can do this without any added sugar)
Pinch of salt
Splash of apple cider vinegar
3-4 cups water
Peel and core apples. Place apples in pan and bring to a steady boil. Reduce heat and allow the apple to simmer until very soft.
Remove apples with a pasta strainer and place in food processor (I use my magic bullet). Add sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vinegar. Blend until desired consistency is achieved.