For the last few days I have been involved in the Living Fit 30 day challenge with my fellow TriHarmony Oilers. We’re not allowed any processed foods which can be a challenge in itself. So I stocked up on all these apples. I forgot I just bought a bunch and then I brought home another bunch. No person can eat all of them in a few days time so I decided to make my own applesauce!
I looked up a couple of different recipes online – without sugar of course – and I found a good one. Instead of using dried spices though I decided to use some of my Young Living Vitality oils. Came out pretty good if I say so myself. My first attempt at applesauce and I’m pretty impressed! And the kid likes it too. It’s a win win all the way around.
Ingredients: 3 lbs apples (bet you didn’t see that coming) 1 1/2 cups water 2 thin lemon slices 1 drop cinnamon bark vitality essential oil 1 drop nutmeg vitality essential oil 1/4 tsp salt
Peel and cut the apples into 1 inch cubes. You can leave on some of the peel for texture. Put the apples and water into a pot. Put a drop of each oil on the lemon slices and add to pot. This will allow the entire pot to get the oil evenly once the lemon “melts” off the rind. Add salt. Boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
Once most of the water has evaporated and the apples start to break apart easily you’re done.
I’ll state the obvious and say to refrigerate any left overs. You can also put some in pint size canning jars and freeze. I do this often when I make my daughter food (she’s a toddler – would probably be weird if she were 16 and I did this. Then again, maybe not).