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Applesauce

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Applesauce

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Every week at the grocery store I find myself buying two boxes of those applesauce squeeze things for my son. Only four come in a box, and they’re freakin expensive for what they are! So today I decided enough is enough – I can start making my own applesauce! My son loves it and I just bought a homemade baby food kit that lets you put baby food into squeeze pouches. This recipe made 16 pouches for me (roughly 8 cups of applesauce).

Ingredients:
8 apples (I used honeycrisp)
1 c apple juice (if you don’t have this, you can use water)
2 lemons
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar

1. Peel your apples. I like to use an actual peeler instead of a knife because you keep more apple that way.

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2. Dump your apple juice into a pot or Dutch oven. I used a juice box!

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3. Slice your apples into the same size so they’ll cook evenly and at the same time. Then dump into your pot.

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4. Squeeze your two lemons in there.

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5. Bring to a boil for one minute, put the lid on, and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Stir halfway through.

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6. Once it’s done cooking, add both sugars, cinnamon, and stir together.

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7. Now take your pot over to your food processor or blender and work in batches to purée into a perfectly delicious consistency. It took me two batches.

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8. Now you’re done! You can put it into these squeeze thingies like I did, or save in a container with a top. I’m freezing my squeeze packs and pulling out a few each week so they’ll be defrosted and ready to eat in the fridge whenever!

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Dutch Apple Pie

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Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

This cooler weather is so perfect for baking something delicious in your kitchen and making your whole house smell amazing! This Dutch Apple Pie is so good and is made with my absolute favorite apples: Honey Crisp. You can make this pie with a mix of different apples or just pick your favorite, but I highly suggest Honey Crisp! Also, I’ve made this without the pie crust many times and just made it in a baking dish as a crisp and it’s perfect too! 

 Ingredients: 

 (Filling) 

  • 5-6 peeled and sliced thin apples 
  • 3 T flour 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 c brown sugar packed 
  • 1/2 c white sugar 
  • Your favorite pie crust

 (Topping) 

  • 3/4 c flour
  •  1/4 c brown sugar
  •  1/4 c white sugar
  •  1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/3 c butter cut into cubes

 1. Stir all filling ingredients in a large bowl and dump into pie crust. I used a frozen pie crust because ain’t nobody got time to make a homemade crust!
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2. Combine your topping ingredients in a bowl and using either a pastry cutter or two forks stir together until butter is well incorporated and is roughly the size of peas.
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3. Place pie on a foil lined cookie sheet to prevent spills and bake at 375 for 50 minutes. Allow to cool on cooling rack before eating. It’s perfection, trust me!
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