Simply Healthy Family: Grandma's Apple Pie, minus the Crust... and the Sugar.

14.9.10

Grandma's Apple Pie, minus the Crust... and the Sugar.




O.K. you got me, it's applesauce. But it tastes just like the best home made apple pie filling I have ever had minus all the sugar. So in my humble opinion, it's a million times better! Honestly, this was so, so delicious that if you try this you will never ever buy the jarred stuff again, it's That good! Not only is this crust less apple pie delicious, but super quick... lightning fast I tell you. You can have fresh, warm cinnamony applesauce in less time than it would take you to drive to the store. The kids will L.O.V.E making this with you too. Mine thought they were pretty important when they "smushed" the apples all by themselves and gave a bowl full of "Apple Smosh" to daddy. While I was peeling all of 8 apples it took to make a big batch of applesauce the boys and I did a little Math. I'm sneaky that way. "We have 3 peeled apples and 5 more in the basket, how many apples do we have?"

I've done a little cost breakdown analysis for you just in case your now won over by now.



Mott's Applesauce:

average price for 32 oz. jar = $3.49

Ingredients include: Apples, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water And Ascorbic Acid To Maintain Color.

Cost to make your own: 6 cups/48 oz. = $2.89
* using red delicious apples bought in bulk
I'm not great at math, but that's a pretty big cost savings!




MAKES 6 CUPS
You Will Need:

8 large Apples ( I used Red Delicious because they were cheapest)
1/2-1 cup water or apple juice/cider
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg



Putting it all together:


Peel and core apples. Throw into pressure cooker with 1/2 cup apple juice. Cook on 1st red ring for 2 minutes. Bring pressure down naturally. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.


If using pot. Bring 1 cup apple juice and cored, sliced apples to low boil. Cover, cook 10-12 minutes until apples are soft. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.



Using a potato masher, let your kids mash the apples to desired consistency.
For a special treat, serve warm over Vanilla Bean Ice Cream! Yumm Me!



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7 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I have wanted to try my hand out this...but all the recipes I found had a lot of added sugar. As soon as we get apples...I'm going to be making this. Thank you for sharing with me.

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  2. This sounds great to me. I plan to go apple-picking very soon and make vats of applesauce so your recipe seems like a keeper.

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  3. Thanks! I wasn't going to post this because it was so simple but like Monet says, most recipes call for lots of sugar in some form. This was honestly so naturally sweet. I wanted to remind people sugar isn't necessary. Flavor w spices!

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  4. I'm excited about this! Can I just tell you how much I LOVE your blog? I've been cooking so much more now and my family LOVES it! Thanks so much! They loved those apple zucchini muffins too!

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  5. My neighbor has an apple tree so I was able to make some homemade applesauce this year for just the cost of the jars. It was time consuming though. Great post!

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  6. Thanks! I wasn't going to post this because it was so simple but like Monet says, most recipes call for lots of sugar in some form. This was honestly so naturally sweet. I wanted to remind people sugar isn't necessary. Flavor w spices!

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  7. This sounds great to me. I plan to go apple-picking very soon and make vats of applesauce so your recipe seems like a keeper.

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