Ginger Cinnamon Applesauce – Satsuma Designs

My kids love applesauce in any flavor so I decided to get them into the kitchen to help me take advantage of our Washington apple harvest with the inexpensive and abundant crops to whip up some ginger cinnamon applesauce. This recipe for ginger cinnamon applesauce is great for all meals, snacks and for the gluten free among us it even doubles as a sweet 'apple pie' substitute with ice cream. Yum!

You can use any type of apple you like. I usually opt for red skinned apples, but you could try granny smith apples for a tart sweet combo that is delicious. When I pack apple slices for the kids' lunches I opt for organic apples, but for this applesauce, it's fine to use conventionally grown apples as you'll be peeling the skins off before cutting into 3/4" pieces. Try the recipe below for a quick, easy prep applesauce that will having you making more soon!

Ginger Cinnamon Applesauce

Author: Natural Maker Mom at Satsuma Designs
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Serves: 4-5 cups
Easy homemade applesauce recipe that will have the kids saying, "this is the BEST applesauce ever!" It really happened.
Ingredients
  • 5 large apples (I used a semi sweet Pinova apple. Others might include Gala, Honeycrisp, Jazz - don't you love apple names?!)
  • 2/3 c water
  • 1/4 sugar (I used sugar in the raw. You could use brown sugar too)
  • 1 tsp ground or fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop apples into 3/4" dice
  2. Toss in pot and add water, sugar and spices
  3. Bring to a boil, then back off to a simmer
  4. Simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Let cool a bit
  6. Blend with hand immersion wand or crush with mixing spoon or potato masher
  7. Let cool again and enjoy
  8. Use this for dessert too over ice cream. Yum!
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