If you have some apples and strawberries, you can easily make up a batch of tasty strawberry applesauce! I had a couple apples I overboiled when attempting to remove the wax on the skin (for caramel apples) and thought I would try making applesauce! It was really easy to do and the results were very tasty.
Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies
This will make a small batch of applesauce, about 2 cups/16oz. You can multiply it to make as much as you want and change the ratio to fit your tastes.
- 2 Apples - I'm using granny smith because it's what I had, they were ones I boiled a bit too much in an effort to remove the wax
- 1 heaping cup of cut strawberries - I might have gone a little overboard, but I wanted it strawberry-y (for me this was about 7 strawberries but they vary in size so much this is hard to judge)
- 1/2c Water - I was worried this was too much but after I was done and it cooled it was fairly thick
- 2 Tbsp Sugar (optional) - it will probably be sweet enough without it, but it's an option if you like sweeter applesauce
Step 2: Fruit Prep
Start by peeling and cutting up your apples. The smaller they are the faster they should soften.
Remove the stem and cut up the strawberries. You won't need these very small.
Step 3: Cook
Combine your apples, strawberries, water, and sugar (if you are using it) in a sauce pan.
Cook them on medium heat until they soften. I tested by stabbing them with a fork. I'd say this could be around 15 minutes, but just make sure to stir them and check them once in a while.
Step 4: Blend
When the fruit is soft enough (you shouldn't have to worry about the strawberries, concentrate on the apples) remove them from the heat and let them cool a bit.
Once it is cool enough that you aren't worried about burning yourself, go ahead and blend it up until it is the consistency you like.
Now cool it and enjoy.
I've only made this once, but from my experience, it will be more watery now and when it cools it will thicken.
Step 5: Applesauce
Mine fit perfectly in this little jar. Look how nice it looks!
Because this is fresh and strawberries always want to mold with me I would guess this will keep for about a week. It's probably possible to eat beyond that but just keep an eye out for mold.