Finally a way to keep the apple sauce natural yet simple and

without all the process. This is great for any occasion.

3 large apples
2/3 cup water
1/2 Lemon
1/3 cup dried apricots or other fruit OR 5-6 large dates

Place the dates or dried fruits into a small bowl and fill it with water. Allow it to soak for

15-20 minutes, by doing this it will soften the fruits and make it easier to blend in your

blender or food processor. To prepare the apples remove the core from the apples, chop

them into several large chunks. Lightly sprinkle the apples with lemon juice

(for color and tartness). Then place the chopped apples and water in a large, thick-

bottomed pot.

Cover the pot and bring to a boil quickly. Liquid should start to cook out of the apple

chunks, which will help cook them down further. Simmer the apples over a low heat until

they’re very soft and can be easily mashed with a large spoon or potato masher. Stir apples

occasionally, and if necessary, add a small amount of water and/or reduce the heat to

ensure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. Add blended dates and/or dried fruit to the

already cooked applesauce. This will sweeten your applesauce and give it a great taste!

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