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baby apple puree, applesauce

Pureed Apples (Applesauce) Baby Food

Homemade pureed apples, otherwise known as applesauce for babies (or adults :)). This recipe is easy to make and can be frozen or kept in the refrigerator for storage of either 3 months or three days.
3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 16 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 apples (I use honeycrisp or rave)
  • ¼ cup Water (or as needed for desired texture)

Instructions
 

  • Wash and peel apples.
  • Core apples and cut into about 1" chunks.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil on stovetop.
  • Once boiling, add apples to the water.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes (it may need a couple minutes longer for firmer apples. Check if you can easily pierce them with a fork).
  • Once they're cooked, dump into a strainer and rinse with cold water for a couple minutes to cool the apples. You want to minimize continued cooking if they remain hot because the nutrients continue to break down in the heat.
  • Once they're cooled off, add to blender or food processor and add water. Blend until desired consistency is achieved. You may need to add more water. Apples vary in size and moisture so go off texture.
  • Serve fresh, or place into air tight storage and either refrigerate for up to 3 days, or freeze for 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSodium: 1mgCalcium: 2mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 16IUSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 32mgCalories: 16kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 1mg
Keyword apple baby food, applesauce, baby apple puree
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