Ginger Spiced Applesauce

Applesauce is extremely easy to make and the final product always tastes so much better than the store-bought kind. If the apples are local the applesauce will be even better. In the kitchen, nothing is more important than cooking with love and starting with high quality ingredients. What are high quality ingredients?  In my opinion, local, in season and preferably organically grown.

This is one of my kids favourites after-school snacks or desserts topped with yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup and a few sprinkles of homemade granola.

The recipe below makes 2 cups. If you are a fan of applesauce, like we are, double the recipe.


Makes 2 cups

2 lbs / 1 kg of apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks (1-2 inches each)
2-3 slices of ginger
A pinch of salt
¼ of a cup of water

Variations: Substitute ginger for 1-2 cinnamon sticks.


Wash, peel, core and cut up apples – doesn’t really matter how big or small the chunks are as long as they are all more or less the same size.

Add ¼ of a cup of water and pinch of salt. Just enough water to ensure the bottom of the pan doesn’t burn.

Bring to a boil and lower heat to a minimum. Cook on low for 15-30 minutes until apples are soft.

Let cool, remove ginger slices and puree using a potato masher (coarse/chunky texture) or blender (smoother).

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