Homemade applesauce is easier then you think. When my daughter turned 6 months I knew that I was going to make all her baby food, but I had never made applesauce, so I was nervous of what it’d taste like. But it was so easy and tasted great. My daughter gobbled it up, and she still loves it to this day at 19 months. This recipe is also great for adults that enjoy applesauce. Enjoy this tasty baby food, for mommy and baby!
Homemade Baby Applesauce
6 sweet apples (3lbs) quartered and cored
gala, pink lady or McIntosh all are good choices
Optional: Cinnamon sprinkled on top at time of serving
- Pour water into large saucepan to a depth of 1”. Place the apples in a steam basket and then into the pot.
- Cover and steam 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the basket from the pot, but save the cooking liquid.
- Once the apples are cooled, remove and discard the skin.
- Transfer apples to a blender and puree, add enough of the cooking liquid to reach the consistency that your baby can handle (you could also add breast milk or formula at this point if you want).
Storing: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze individual servings in an ice cube tray (covered) for up to 3 months.
Apples are full of fiber and vitamin C. They also promote heart health and help control cholesterol levels. They are a great first food for baby because allergies are very rare to apples and they are easily digested and can help prevent constipation. Plus they are sweet and tasty.
Topped with cinnamon