We think this simple recipe is a perfect way to celebrate the magic of apple season! Try it out with different apple varieties or add some pears to mix things up.
Apple Sauce and "Fruit Roll-Ups"
around 8 medium apples of your choosing. We love our very own Sonoma County treasure, the beloved Gravenstein Apple! (Feel free to add pears too.)
¾ cup water
1 - 2 tablespoon honey, packed brown sugar, or granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves or ginger (optional)
In a medium saucepan combine apples and the water. Cook, covered, over medium heat 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and coarsely mash. Stir in honey/sweetener (if using), cinnamon, and cloves; cool.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
Serving Suggestion If you like, serve applesauce topped with plain or vanilla yogurt, granola, and chia seeds.
TURN YOUR APPLE SAUCE INTO "FRUIT ROLL-UPS" Transfer your finished apple sauce to a food processor and blend until very smooth. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet and bake until dried out and no longer sticky, about 3 to 4 hours. You can also accomplish this step by using a dehydrator- set the food dehydrator to 140F (60C) and let set for 8-10 hours. Using scissors or a paring knife, cut leather into vertical strips and roll up.... Enjoy!