Raw Apple Sauce
Ever since I moved out West, I have been a big fan of Vitamin Cottage. I find it more down-to-earth than Whole Foods, and with better prices on most items…and has more gluten-free, health geared options than Trader Joe’s. So, a large percentage of my shopping is completed here… But I am definitely one to price out the best deals at each store, and shop around. I thank my Grammie for that influence. She would always know which store to go to in order to get the best deal!
One of my favorite deals at Vitamin Cottage is the $1 produce bin. Sometimes you can get some great stuff! Lately I have been getting bags of organic apples for $1. Sure they have some bruises on them, so I might not want to eat them as is, but they are great for baking, and great for apple sauce!
This past week I had 2 bags of apples from the $1 bin and was excited to create the easiest raw apple sauce. Yes, my Grammie did teach me to make cooked apple sauce, and it is delicious, but…raw apple sauce is just as good, is a lot faster to make…and its RAW. You are getting all the nutrients of the fresh apple, just in a different format.
I also use raw apple sauce when I am baking (yes, it is no longer raw then, but it is quick). If something calls for apple sauce, I just whip up a fresh apple…no cooking, no jars. Easy-peasy. So, try this out and let me know what you think. I am loving it, and eating it by the spoonful.
Raw Apple Sauce
Peel and core the apples and cut them into chunks. Add them to a food processor and pulse to puree the apples. You will need to open the food processor and scrape down the sides a few times to make sure all of the chunks get blended.
Add the juice from the 1/2 lemon and a dash of cinnamon. More if you prefer lots of cinnamon.
Puree one last time until all of the ingredients are combined and the apples are completely pureed.
Serve and enjoy!