Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

If you haven’t eaten this little snack, you haven’t lived. Perhaps slaving over homemade applesauce makes it taste better than it really is. Probably not though. I think it is a fabulously simple, smooth, and supreme snack. Every time I cook up some homemade applesauce, a little bowl of this stuff is in order.

The applesauce is pink because a) I am rad, and b) I cook the apples with the skins on and run them through my super food mill removing said skins after they have left behind some of their color molecules.

I’m positively loopy from trying to wrap my head around back-to-school. I forget every year what a sea of paperwork there is to deal with and how many different adjustments need to be made to every aspect of our lives. It’s nuts.

How’s everyone else doing with the craziness? Or maybe I shouldn’t even be asking. I figure you were nice enough to read about my big problems, I should reciprocate. But really I wish we were all talking about amazing fiction we’ve read recently. Or the price of tea in China. Anything but School and Kids.

Oh, and here’s a picture of the applesauce waiting to go into the canner. Isn’t it lovely?

Warm Applesauce with Butter Recipe

Of course, you could easily make this recipe from store-bought applesauce that you’ve heated up. Maybe that would be cheating, but I certainly would have no problem with it.

1/2 cup warm unsweetened applesauce
1 small pat of butter
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
Sprinkle of brown sugar. or a drizzle of honey, or maple syrup

In a small bowl, top the applesauce with the butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Serve.

Yield: one serving
Prep-time: 5 minutes

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  1. shannon
    2:25 pm on September 25th, 2011

    How long will the canned applesauce keep? Also, could you share your process of canning the apples to make applesauce?

  2. Katie
    3:51 pm on September 25th, 2011

    That sounds right up my husbands alley! Me, I try to keep the applesauce pure, to the point that it caused a minor fight over the addition of sugar to the recipe (I prefer none, he likes it extra sweet). So, in an effort to make amends, I may just go take him this recipe. He and the kids are currently saucing it up in the kitchen. What I do need to know, though, is how to preserve it. You “can” it, as in the whole boiling in water thing? How long does it keep that way? I’m sure longer than we would be able to polish it off, but I’ve never canned anything!

  3. Jen
    9:26 am on March 3rd, 2012

    I am on a roll here with my canner and dehydrator…wanting to preserve healthy food for my family of four. Would you, please, tell me how you go about canning them? I am new at this, but eager to learn as much as I can. How long do I process the applesauce in the canner, and how long will it last kept in the refrigerator?

  4. Melissa
    10:43 am on October 13th, 2012

    Can you ‘can’ applesauce recipes, such as this one, with butter in them? I keep reading that we are not to preserve anything with dairy added to it, as it protects the ‘bad’ bacteria and allows it to flourish.