Learn how to make homemade applesauce using this easy no-cook method. It is especially useful when you only have one or two apples on hand.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE
When I do not have enough apples to make a large batch of applesauce, I turn to this quick and easy raw applesauce recipe. It can also be used when a recipe calls for applesauce and you only have whole apples in the refrigerator.
It does require the apples to be peeled and cored first but for a couple of apples it is not a deal breaker. If you do not have an apple coring tool, just slice apple up to and around the core after peeling. The apple peelings can be made into a tea by steeping peels in very hot water for several minutes. Remove peels, add a little raw honey if desired and enjoy. According to Dr Jensen, this tea is excellent for the kidneys.
I just love the fresh from the tree taste that comes from using raw apples. And, not to mention it is a great way to use up those couple of apples without the need for cooking.
WAYS TO USE RAW UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE
Smoothies and shakes
A side dish to accompany eggs or pork
In Dr Bernard Jensen’s book, Foods that Heal, he succinctly explains the importance of including apples in the diet. You can buy it here.
WHY APPLES ARE NUTRITIONALLY IMPORTANT TO EAT
- Apples have 50% more vitamin A than oranges.
- Apples have more vitamin G than almost any other fruit.
- Apples are rich in vitamin C
- Apples contain vitamin B
- Apples contain a decent amount of calcium which also helps the body to absorb calcium in other foods as well.
- Apples are an alkaline food
- Apples contain pectin, giving them the ability to absorb excess water in the intestines in a nonirritating stimulating way.
- Apples help the body absorb iron in other foods such as eggs and liver.
- Apples are blood purifiers.
This applesauce recipe is so simple, there is really hardly anything to it. But, then again that is the beauty of it.
NO COOK HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE RECIPE
For a fresh, whole food applesauce that is quick and easy to make, this is hands down the recipe for you.
1 or 2 apples of your choice (sweeter varieties produce sweeter applesauce)
Water (read note below)
Wash and peel apples. Remove apple cores or slice apple from its core, moving around the apple.
Place apple pieces in the blender and puree.
If necessary, stop blender and stir, then puree again until a smooth consistency is achieved.
Depending on the juiciness of the apples determines if water is necessary. If the apples are not blending, add just enough water to form a smooth puree. Begin with ½ teaspoon at a time. Too much water added and you have a soupy, tasteless mess.
If you are ready to make a large batch of applesauce, then check out my post How to Can Applesauce here.