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:
- If 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.
- If 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.