Late Night Zero Waste Homemade Applesauce Making
After a long weekend of wedding festivities, I was pretty exhausted to come home to the farm. However, sleep wouldn’t come, so at 4 o’clock in the morning, I am awake and making zero waste homemade applesauce like the foodie nerd that I am. This was my first time ever making applesauce, not to mention, and I was excited to learn how simple it is. Individual plastic containers of applesauce no more!
The Georgia Apple Festival is just around the corner so I’m really excited to experiment with this zero waste applesauce recipe using various types of apples. I used honey crisp apples this time and love their sweetness and crunchiness.
Zero Waste Homemade Applesauce Recipe
3 Large Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (compost the leftover bits! :))
1/8 cup sugar*
1/4 tsp of cinnamon*
3/4 cup water
*I recommend using the sugar and cinnamon sparingly, because the apples are sweet already. Might be fun to try it with honey instead of sugar as well. It’s a flexible recipe that can easily be catered to your taste buds.
Throw all the ingredients in a pot. Cook covered on medium heat for twenty minutes, until soft. Let cool and mash with a fork or potato masher. This recipe would probably go great in a slow cooker as well!