Granny Smith Applesauce, Sugar Free
Granny Smith Applesauce
First let me say that 99% of the time I eat my Granny Smith apples raw and whole. I simply select the best examples from those offered, then I clean them using Thieves Fruit & Veggie Spray from Young Living. After rinsing well, I just bite in and enjoy. Once in a while, though, I like to make cooked apples in one form or another. This recipe explains how I turn my apples into un-sweet Granny Smith Applesauce.
4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Shred apple quarters using a food processor. Place shredded apple in a saucepan and add cinnamon. Cook over low-medium heat for two hours, stirring occasionally. Applesauce will be fairly smooth. Serve warm or cold.
Pro tip: peel, core, and quarter apples when you’re home alone. Somehow, the sight of freshly peeled apples ignites a hunger for apple in people who never otherwise eat raw, fresh apples. This can lead to reduced volume of applesauce. Peel alone.
Pro tip 2: Yes, buy your apples whole and peel them yourself. Those bagged, pre-peeled slices at the store have chemicals in them to keep them from turning brown.
I enjoy this applesauce as is, or as a topping on Pumpkin Pancakes.