Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fresh Homemade Applesauce

Creation Health has an easy, delicious recipe for homemade applesauce and I finally got a chance to try it out this week! As expected, it did not disappoint, which is why I am sharing it with you!

Because "the closer the food is to the way God made it, the better it is for you," I am trying to fill our home with more fresh, whole, natural foods...less processed, pre-packaged junk...more colorful, well-balanced meals!

The problem with this type of menu is that it takes alot of planning and preparation, or at least alot more than the other option! My goal is to find recipes that are not only healthy and delicious, but easy and family-friendly as well. When I find them, I will post them here, hopefully once a week or so.

That said, here is the recipe for fresh homemade applesauce...enjoy!

Prep time: 13 minutes 
Cook time: 12 minutes 


8 apples (such as Braeburn, or Jonathan), cored, peeled and chopped 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon 
Juice of 1/2 lemon 
1 tsp. vanilla extract 


1. Place apples in a 5-quart pot. Add sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla. Add just enough water to cover half the apples (to prevent a watery sauce). 
2. Bring apples to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer until apples are soft about 10 to 12 minutes. 
3. Hand-blend or mash apples to desired consistency. Serve warm or cold. 

Serves 6 

152 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 1g protein

Ok, took me way longer than 13 minutes of prep time, but I have definitely not mastered the art of apple-carving! ;)

Oh and if you skip Step #3, you will have delicious cinnamon apples instead!

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Worship Pastor at FBC Greeneville, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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