As published in EcoParent Magazine!
Applesauce is a wonderfully warming comfort food. Unlike cold and raw produce, stewed fruits are very easy to digest. Eating applesauce when one is under the weather provides little strain on the body to break down—making it ideal when the digestive system is upset or when one may be lacking an appetite but in need of some energy. This nourishing dish is spiced with anti-oxidant rich cinnamon, anti-inflammatory ginger and carminative (digestion promoting) cardamom. This is equally good for breakfast, snacks or dessert.
Making applesauce couldn’t be simpler. Try it out and fill your house with the aroma of the fall season!
- 1.5 pounds of apples (about 5-6)
- 1-2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 3/4 cup water
- Core unpeeled apples* and slice into thin pieces or small chunks.
- Place in a pot with water, and sprinkle with spices.
- Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- To create the pureed texture, you can either mash with a potato masher, use an immersion blender OR blend the apples briefly in batches in a regular blender (be careful to not “over-blend” as it can become too smooth very quickly).
- Serve warm.
- Store the applesauce in the fridge for a week, or freeze for up to 6 months.