The benefits of apples are many, so making a homemade apple sauce will provide you with all those benefits but without losing the properties along the way, as is often the case with factory-prepared sauces, which tend to to lose all its nutrients, and therefore, the benefits they can bring us.
The preparation of this apple sauce does not have major complications, its ingredients are easy to acquire and it can be made to be used for a certain time, since it will not contain preservatives, because we want our apple sauce to be as natural as possible.
How to make an apple sauce
- 1-1 / 2 to 2 kg. of apples, cored and peeled.
- 4 strips of lemon peel – Use a vegetable peeler to peel 4 lengths
- The juice of one lemon, about 3-4 tablespoons
- 3 inches cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cup of raw sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Put all the ingredients in a large pot. Cover. Heat until boiling. Lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Blend and puree.
Benefits of apple sauce
Apple puree or sauce is a delicious snack. Its texture and sweetness make this apple sauce a very easily accessible food for many people. Apples are a great source of natural fiber and vitamin C.
Healthy applesauce should be made with organic apples with the skin on and no added sugar.
The m anzanas can potentially be exposed to pesticides, so buying organic varieties is recommended, or making sure that your apple sauce is made with organic apples and be protected from these chemicals.
The pulp and skin of apples contain flavonoids, which offer numerous health benefits. The flavonoids in apples reduce inflammation, regulate blood pressure, reduce excess fat production in liver cells and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Uses for apple sauce
You can use it on top of pancakes instead of syrup, on ice cream and mixed with a little granola and yogurt, the apple sauce is also great.
Use applesauce as a fat replacement in baked goods
Applesauce can be used as a 1-to-1 replacement for oil or melted butter in all baked goods – cakes, quick breads, etc. It keeps everything moist and tasty and makes it a little lighter.
The applesauce won’t even show up, not that you used applesauce instead of oil.
Apple sauce in drinks
You can use it in milkshakes, smoothies or shakes, and even in cocktails.
To add a sweet touch to salty foods
Most of us probably know that applesauce makes a great accompaniment to pork chops. However, it can be much more than just a garnish.
Make applesauce a comfort food with homemade mac and cheese for example. Add it for a hint of flavor and sweetness in a fall curry soup.
Egg replacement in baked goods
Applesauce can be a true egg replacement in your baked goods, and it works great. It gives it consistency and allows the other ingredients to blend perfectly.