Fresh applesauce

Fresh and Natural Applesauce

Nechama Cohen

It’s hard to go back to store-bought applesauce after tasting this delicious, refreshing dessert.

Type: Parve Prep Time: 50 minutes Level: Not mentioned Pesach: Without Kitniyot and Gebrochts (sh'ruyah)

Main ingredients

10 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced into 1/8ths

juice of 1/2 a lemon

dash of salt

1 teaspoon Gefen Vanilla Extract

6–8 flavored tea bags of your choice (remove labels and tie together)

2 cinnamon sticks


sugar substitute (optional)

Prepare the Applesauce

Place apples in a five-quart pot.

Add lemon juice, salt, vanilla, tea bags, cinnamon sticks, and water, covering not more than half the apples so that the end result will not be too watery. Bring to a boil.

Lower heat and simmer until apples are soft.

Hand-blend and mash to desired consistency. For additional sweetness, you can add sugar substitute.

Variation: Crunchy Fruit Compote

Bring ingredients to a boil and cook on high heat for seven minutes.

Turn off heat and cover. Let stand overnight.

In the morning, put into a jar and refrigerate.