Kitchen Tip: Quick Applesauce

July 9, 2012 in Categories: , , by

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We love to eat applesauce with our pork.  It’s also useful in baking from time to time.  I always have apples in my house so I always make my own applesauce.  I do this by simply peeling, coring and slicing apple into small ½” pieces.  After cutting them up, I place 2-3 apples worth of pieces into a pyrex measuring cup (either my 2-Cup size or my 4-Cup size depending on how much I’m making) and microwave on high for about 4 minutes.  The apples are then soft enough to pulse with my Immersion Blender.  My favorite apples for making applesauce are galas because they are sweet and soften very well when cooked (golden delicious and fuji are close seconds).  I don’t typically add anything to our applesauce since we all like it plain, but you could add sprinkle of Ground Cinnamonif you like.  I can get about 1 cup of applesauce per 2 cups raw apple, which is about 2 apples.


I found your blog 2 days ago and have been avidly reading it–lots of great info! (I’ve done paleo for about 6 weeks and am gradually starting to work on the family).
You obviously don’t have any qualms about the microwave, but I do. Apple sauce is very quick and easy just on the stove–especially if you’ve cut the apples into 1/2″ pieces! We warm everything on the stove and it works great.

Thanks Ann! I realize that many people feel uncomfortable using a microwave due to a variety of health concerns. Personally, I have absolutely no reservations about microwave cooking whatsoever (well, except maybe that I don’t use plastic containers or plastic wrap in the microwave). This would be a great topic for a blog post so thanks for bringing my attention to it!

Hi! I just bought one of your books and I love your site but I am just wondering about the use of microwaves…Do you think is this healthy? I didn’t use it in years!!!

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