I adore making applesauce, it’s simple and so yummy. Homemade applesauce is something that my kids adore. Some of them like it while it’s still warm, some of them prefer it after it’s cooled in the fridge awhile. Either way, there’s never any complaints and since I know exactly what’s going in it (all organic fruits and no sugar), I feel great about serving it.
This is a great twist on a simple favorite. By adding in rhubarb and strawberries kids are getting a great mix of tastes as well as added colors and vitamins! The rhubarb can tend to add a very tangy and almost sour-like flavor so feel free to add a little honey to sweeten it up (or other sweetener if you have a little one under age 1).
Strawberry Rhubarb Applesauce
Approximately 6-8 servings
4-5 large apples
3 rhubarb stalks
1/2 pint strawberries
1/4 cup water
- Peel rhubarb and cut into small pieces.
- Core and peel apple and chop into small chunks.
- Remove stems from strawberries.
- Combine all ingredients into a pot and add water.
- Cook mixture over medium heat until boiling. Turn heat down and open cover just enough to allow a bit of steam to escape the pot.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the you no longer see apple chunks, and sauce looks thick, approximately 30 minutes. Turn heat off when there is still a bit of water left in pot. Allow to cool and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can use cranberries as a substitute for rhubarb in this recipe.
If you prefer a chunkier texture simply do not simmer the mixture as long.
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