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Uncooked/Raw Applesauce in my Bosch – More Nutrition & Easier, too!

October 14, 2008 · 27 comments

I’ve been playing around with applesauce recipes using my new amazing Bosch blender. (Have you seen this homemade bread recipe using the Bosch? It’s so soft and delicious. It’s also soaked and made with mostly whole wheat flour. The Bosch can make 6 loaves at once!) I wanted to try making this without cooking the apples first, for a few reasons:

  • applesauce3If I’m not cooking the apples, the whole process is done much faster – I’m in and out of the kitchen in about 15-20 minutes.
  • This way I don’t have to deal with the mess of the food mill (which is used to get the seeds and peels off after the apples are cooked).
  • Most importantly: the applesauce has more nutrition since the whole apple is used. This way you’re getting it just how it comes in nature – uncooked and with the peels and fiber, which slows down the insulin response from all the natural sugars found in apples.

So after some trial and error, I’ve got it figured out!

However, one note I should add: having tiny pieces of the skin might take some getting used to. The taste is so wonderful in this applesauce, it wasn’t a big deal for me, and the pieces are very tiny. My husband liked it, too. Three of our four kids asked for seconds and thirds, which leaves only our picky teen who didn’t like it. (Grrrrrrrrr)

KELLY’S UNCOOKED/RAW APPLESAUCE WITH THE BOSCH BLENDER

Here’s an updated recipe after I’ve made it a few times and figured out what works best.

  • Wash 9 medium apples.
  • Core and quarter 3-4 of the apples, but do not peel (Use 3 or 4 apples in this first step, depending on how many tiny pieces of peel you can get by your family.)
  • Add the juice of 3 lemons.
  • Add ½ cup real maple syrup – you could use raw local honey, but I love the taste of the maple syrup.
  • Add ½ cup of water if needed to get the apples to mix in well (depends on the type of apples), or I used Kombucha Tea!
  • Add 1 t. cinnamon.
  • Add ¼ t. allspice (optional).
  • Add ½ t. of nutmeg (optional).
  • Dash of sea salt.
  • Turn the blender on low and gradually increase the speed.  Blend until the pieces of peel are really tiny.
  • Pour the blended apples into a glass bowl.
  • Peel, core and quarter the other 5-6 apples and blend with ½ cup water.
  • Blend until desired consistency, I like to leave this batch more chunky because the first batch gets very thin when trying to get the peels very small.
  • Mix second batch of apples with the first batch. Stir by hand until blended.
  • applesauce2If you don’t eat it all that day like we do, pour the applesauce into freezer bags, label and freeze.

Let me know how you like it. I think you’ll love the flavor. :)

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    1 Holly October 15, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Thanks, Kelly. I have been experimenting with applesauce too. I cored and sliced the apples and put them in the food processor. The only things I added were cinnamon and nutmeg. I thought I would need water, but it actually turned out great with nothing at all. I was nervous that it would not be sweet enough without a sweetener, but it was great and the peels added a beautifully rich color to the sauce. I dehydrated some of it into fruit leather also. I might try it with some maple syrup next time for an extra sweet kick! Thanks for the recipe.

    ~Holly

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    2 Anonymous October 15, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Thanks kelly,
    i have a small bosch and I love it!… The only thing is I want to get the bigger one. I can make a bread recipe for 3 loaves of bread in mine but am making so much bread that I need the 6 loaf one. Am saving up to get one. As far as I am concerned it is the best machine that I have! Would recommend that anyone who loves to cook get one.

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    3 green mom for Jesus October 20, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Thanks, Kel.

    I just made some batches of this using only honeycrisp apples with a little raw organic agave and a little cherry juice concentrate – YUMMY!!
    I like how it’s so easy without having to peal the apples.
    EASY RECIPE + BUSY MOM = DELIOUS SNACK FOR KIDS FROM A HAPPY MOM :-)

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    4 Kimi Harris October 20, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for being part of the carnival! Raw applesauce is a great idea, thanks for the directions!

    If you could just provide a link to the carnival in this post, that would be great. :-)

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    5 lindsay edmonds October 20, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I love it! Thanks for sharing Kelly. I will be delighted to add this to my favorites and try it in the future.

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    6 Kelly the Kitchen Kop October 20, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Kimi,

    All set, sorry for that delay…my teen was STILL UP doing homework!

    Lindsay,

    I’m enjoying looking around your blog and LOVE your little girl’s name!

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    7 Kimi Harris October 20, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Kelly,
    No problem at all. :-) Often people just forget, so sometimes I have to remind. I thought I would before I forgot :-)

    By the way, I didn’t realize you had a teen! How old?

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    8 Kelly the Kitchen Kop October 20, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Our youngest (of 4) is 3 and our oldest is 16 and he’s driving…YIKES!

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    9 Kimi Harris October 20, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Just reread your post and realized that you have several children! How did I miss that before? How fun. I am sure that’s such a blessing. :-)

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    10 Kimi Harris October 20, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    So your youngest is only a bit older than my little girl who is two. :-)

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    11 Kelly the Kitchen Kop October 20, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Kimi,

    Can you email me at
    Kelly@Kellythekitchenkop.com?

    Then I’d like to chat with you more, just so we don’t go too far off-topic here. :)

    Thanks,
    Kelly

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    12 Sherry October 21, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Yum! I’ve never even thought about doing a raw applesauce but that would be so much faster, fresher, and healthier, I would think. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great Tuesday!
    Sherry

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    13 Sarah October 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Yum! Looks great! I last made applesauce last fall for my beginning eater (at the time) and, as he is loving apples again this year, this might be a great way to keep more nutrition in it for a healthier snack!

    Have you tried throwing a little whey in it to have it store in the fridge for a few days? Just curious!

    Best,
    Sarah

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    14 Kelly the Kitchen Kop October 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    I’ve never added whey, but only because it has never lasted long around here! :)

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    15 Mommaroo2 October 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I’ll have to try this. Anything raw is way better for you than cooked. (Well, not meat, lol.)

    I am jealous. I’ve heard so many people rave about their Bosch, and I always thought “that’s great, but I’m not paying that much for a mixer when I already have a Kitchen Aid!” I knew it did more, but I have a vita-mix already (which I love).

    Then I read an old article in Countryside magazine on bread making, and the woman said Kitchen Aid mixers can’t stand up to frequent bread kneading. She’s probably right. Mine gives off a “be careful, I might burn out” smell when I knead bread too much. Now, mine is pretty old–as old as me! But I think they made them better back then, too.

    So, now how do I convince my generous husband that I “need” a $340 mixer (not including “necessary” attachments I’d like) when I already have the Kitchen Aid, and he bought me over $1000 in appliances just last year? (Vita Mix, large dehydrator, fancy juicer, etc.) Hmmmm… ;-)

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    16 Kelly the Kitchen Kop October 21, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Momma,

    Well, now I'M jealous, because I really want a large dehydrator & fancy juicer!!! :)

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    17 Kelly the Kitchen Kop October 27, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I just made it again and decided I’m not adding the nutmeg or all-spice anymore. Even with such small amounts, it can still have a strong flavor and the kids like it better without, too.

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    18 Kyle November 20, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Thanks! This worked out great. We got a load of apples from the neighbors and so I used some of them. I don’t have bosch though, I used some other food processor. I made applesauce before, but I had to peel and cook the apples. I ended up snacking on the peels and then I could feel them in my stomach (too much fiber I think). This was sooo much better and easier and faster and yummier! I didn’t put in any water, and I left the peels on. I just used apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice. It was about the same consistancy of normal applesauce, just a little darker. And I didn’t taste the peels at all.

    So thanks again. :)

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    19 Elizabeth November 23, 2009 at 3:25 am

    After reading about your raw applesauce, I decided to make some. I don’t have a Bosch, but used my food processor, no lemons either so I skipped those. I used 5 apples, cored them then processed in my food processor, as it whirled, I added about a half cup of filtered water, cinnamon, cloves and a little freshly grated nutmeg – skipped the sweetener and it was DELICIOUS! Even my husband like it and he always wants a little sweetener.

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    20 KitchenKop November 23, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Elizabeth, I’m glad you tried it without the syrup! It’s good to know that especially if you have sweeter apples, the sweetener isn’t always necessary.

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    21 Anna July 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so new to this, so I’m sorry if I’m off base here, but according to Nourishing Traditions (top sidebar on p 542), too many raw apples can cause digestive problems. Of course, it’s not like you’re eating a gallon of this stuff a day! ;)

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    22 KitchenKop July 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Anna,

    I didn’t remember seeing that, so thank you for bringing it to our attention!

    Kelly

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    23 Meg October 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Can I try this recipe even if I don’t have that brand blender? Would a reg. blender work?

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    24 KitchenKop October 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    You may just have to blend longer, but it should be fine!

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    25 Meg October 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I forgot, we have a food processor, that should work better. thanks!

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    26 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook November 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Is the Bosch still available?

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