A healthy and tasty applesauce recipe for our readers – Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce!
I don’t know why it took me so long to make applesauce. Well, maybe I do – because somehow in my mind it seemed like a laborious difficult process. But it really shouldn’t have taken me so long because it couldn’t be easier.
I was originally going to can some but once I tried out my first batch and realized it was so easy, I thought it would be more fun to make smaller batches and customize them to what we have on hand. Now if I have a couple of apples sitting around I get a batch bubbling on the stove while I do the dishes and my baby girl bounces away in the doorway.
I love the fact that helping me in the kitchen is my son absolutely favorite thing to do. I’m going to take advantage of that while I can. 🙂
If you like me and are under the misconception that applesauce is difficult to make, let me break it down for you. Cut up apples (skins on), add to a pot with a bit of water and desired seasonings (or additional fruit), simmer until mushy and press through a sieve. Done! Could it be any simpler?
Customize it to your hearts desire and you can have a new applesauce every week. I added blueberries and a vanilla bean to my applesauce but you could also swap out the vanilla bean for a cinnamon stick or substitute a different berry for the blueberries.
This recipe is sugar-free, meaning that it’s great for the whole family, baby included! Yesterday I had no baby food left but I had a couple of apples sitting on the counter so I quickly whipped up a small batch and she was gobbling it up in no time.
Have I convinced you yet? I really want you to try it for yourself. It’s so much fun and so delicious! What flavor combinations would you try?
If you make my Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
2.5 pounds (6) apples 1 cup blueberries 1/2 cup water 1 vanilla bean, split Try out our Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce
2.5 pounds (6) apples
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup water
1 vanilla bean, split
Try out our Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce Recipe and post your results below in the comments…