There's nothing like a good applesauce. And nothing like what you can make at home. This is a great treat on its own and is a delicious ingredient in some of our recipes. Applesauce is often used as a substitute for oil in baking recipes when switching to SOS-Free. The ratio is one to one, and some say when you use more than 1/4 cup, it can influence the texture of what you're making.
Applesauce (Serves 4)
- 8 cups (approximately 6 medium) apples, cut in cubes
- 1/4-1/2 cup Raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground Ginger (optional)
- 3 tablespoons of filtered water to start the apples cooking
Add the filtered water to a saucepan, then add remaining ingredients and cook on medium low heat. Stir often to keep apples from sticking to the pan.
Cook for 20 minutes or until apples are soft.
Store in refrigerator up to 6 days.
NOTE: A nice twist for your applesauce is to flavour it with other fruits like rhubarb, strawberries or pears. Try adding 10% - 20% of a different fruit with the apples and see what happens!
Instant Pot Instructions
Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot except the raisins and pressure cook for 6 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release.
Transfer to a mixing bowl to cool and add raisins. Mix well.
The applesauce may be chunky. Mash with a potato masher, or use an immersion blender for a smoother texture. Serve warm or cold.