Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cooking With Kids: Roasted Applesauce

Yesterday Chewy brought her Highlights Hive Five magazine to me and asked if we could make the recipe near the back.  (January 2012 issue, page 33).  It was a recipe for Roasted Applesauce and I agreed that we could try it.  So we gathered our items and set out to make some applesauce since it was our only day at home this week.  I sure enjoy having Chewy home with me since her preschool days got cut in half!  We’ve been having a lot of fun together.  You’ll have to stay tuned for another project we’ve been working on.

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Do you wanna try to make roasted applesauce too?  If so, we’ll share what we did.  It’s pretty easy.  The longest and hardest part was cutting the apples.  

You’ll need:

  • 6 apples
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash salt

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You don’t need the little blue guy to help. He’s optional.  But he is a good supervisor.

To make the applesauce:

1) Preheat oven to 400F. 

2) Peel, core, and quarter the apples.  I skipped the peeling part.  Put the apples in a roasting pan.

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3) Cut butter into small pieces and add to apples.  Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  I added more like 1 tsp of cinnamon.

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4) Cover pan tightly with lid or aluminum foil.  Cook for 20 minutes.  Uncover and cook for 5-10 minutes more or until the apples are soft.

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5) When the apples are cool, mash the fruit and eat.  We put ours in a mini food processor and smooshed them that way. 

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The applesauce was a big hit here.  It tastes like apple crisp without the crisp part.  Even Scooter had two bowlfuls of it when he got home from school and normally he turns his nose up to anything that his sister touched. 

I remember my mom making applesauce when I was a kid.  Yummy!  Have you ever made applesauce?  How do you make it? Any special ingredients?


  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe from the magazine! Something...um...happened to our copy (i.e., my 2-year old) and my 4-year old has been anxious to try the applesauce too. We're about to give it a try!

  2. Have Fun! I hope it turns out delicious for you all! If your household is anything like mine, the applesauce won't last long.


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