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Seasonal Recipes For Fall – Baby Applesauce Recipe

This is the first recipe of the fall collection that I am putting together.

Now that Summer is over, we will be spending a lot more time indoors as the weather begins to change. There will be more and more rainy days, and soon the snow will come. Hopefully not until December.

The fall season provides us with such an abundance of fresh and readily available fruits and vegetables – and it is my favourite harvest to create with in the kitchen with.

​Pumpkins, Cabbage, Squash, Cauliflower, Turnip, and Sweet Potatoes are just a few of my favourites.

Being that Marlow is just beginning to start on solid foods, and Apples are at their prime right now, I decided to start with a basic apple sauce recipe.

We were at the market last night picking up a few things, and they had this bin of fresh picked apples just picked that day.

They were priced so great that we got a big bag of them, and it got me thinking of how I could use them in the kitchen besides just biting in to one?

Apple Pickin’

In British Columbia we have many different types of apples just at our fingertips. There is no reason that we should be buying out of province during the fall season. There are twelve different varieties home grown right here.

Ambrosia​ ​​​​​​Ambrosia

​Sweet white firm flesh
​Great for salads and baking

Apple

 

 

FugiFugi

Super sweet taste, very crunchy
Hold their shape well, great for baking

Fugi

 

 

Golden DeliciousGolden Delicious

Sweet and rich flavour with medium firmness
Great for baking, their sweetness will allow you to use less sugar in your recipes

Apple

 

 

Granny SmithGranny Smith

Tart and tangy with extra firm flesh
Sweetness increases with cooking

Apple

 

 

Honey CrispHoney Crisp

Sweet firm and crisp
Have short shelf life due to sugar content

Apple

 

 

McintoshMcIntosh

Rich, tangy, juicy, and tender
Great for making pink applesauces, will need thickener if using for baking

Apple

 

 

NicolaNicola

Sweet, creamy and juicy
Has shelf life of 5 months, great for baking and sauces

Apple

 

 

Pink LadyPink Lady

Slightly tart, red and yellow flesh
Great for cheese plates

Apple

 

 

Red DeliciousRed Delicious

Sweet, yet tart and very  juicy
Great for making fresh apple juice

Apple

 

 

Royal GalaRoyal Gala

Sweet, succulent, firm and crisp
Pair well with bold flavoured wines and strong cheeses

Apple

 

 

SunriseSunrise

Sweet, tart, firm and crisp
Very short shelf life, best eaten fresh or used for fresh juice

Apple

 

 

SalishSalish

Sweet, tangy and juicy
Can keep in fridge for months, excellent when used for baking

Apple

 

 

As you can see there are tons of choices during the fall seasons. Try them all and pick your favourites!
Call around to local orchards, some may offer apple picking right on site. This would be a great family outing on a sunny day.

 

Baby Applesauce Recipe

Apple

For this recipe I used Royal Gala apples. I chose this kind because they were available fresh picked at the market.

Ingredients

Apples
Water

Directions

Peel Apples

Peeled Apples

Cut in to small chunks

Chopped Apples

Place in pot and add SMALL amount of water. No more than 3 tbsp.

ApplesCooking Apples

Bring to a boil, and cook until soft. This will take about 8-10 minutes

Cooked Apples

Use a masher or a fork to mush together

Mashed Apples

Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Can store in air tight container in fridge for 3 days.

Applesauce

This recipe is great for a starter food for your little ones. I leave it a little chunky so that Marlow can practice that chewing motion. It would also be great added into muffins, or my banana bread recipe to help keep it extra moist!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Please leave a comment or questions down below, I do read everyone and I try my best to get back to you all!

Happy Harvest!

Fall

 

 

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6 Comments

  • Chas Guevara

    Hi Montana,

    i love reading recipes I have found online. It gives me so many ideas and this is a great idea! It is so simple to make. My son and daughter-in-law have a soon to be 2 year old and another due in February. This would be a great recipe for them! Very healthy too!

    Thanks for the post!

  • Furkan

    This is quite straightforward. Even I can do this basic apple sauce for my little cousin. However he does not like apple much. But it is quite beneficial so what can I do for him to like it?

  • Mike

    This recipe is awesome. Clean and healthy for the little ones…..Now mine are not so little but they still love homemade applesauce 🙂 They modify it my adding honey (one of them ads sugar, lots of it), and cinnamon. Not so healthy but still Delish…
    Thanks for the recipe. I had forgotten about making applesauce from scratch and it has been a while. I will make sure to cook up a batch in this weekend!

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