Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's All in the Sauce with Autumn Glory Apples

*This post was written in collaboration with Autumn Glory Apples and you can believe me when I say that my opinions are 100% my own and my opinion is that these apples are delicious.

I'm starting to be of the mindset that I've got to figure out a way to get more fruits and veggies into my kids without buying those expensive pouches all the time and while also serving my inner domestic goddess. When Autumn Glory Apples was like hey Amanda, can you work with our apples but we want it to be a pretty simple apple hack and not too many steps, I was like hey, you came to the right girl. This Mama of two little ones does not have time for extravagant recipes full of precise measurements because, well, I've usually got a three year old helping me.

The Autumn Glory Apples are a variety of sweet, caramel and cinnamon, that frankly, taste like starshine and moonbeams, they're that delicious. They come in both conventional and organic varieties. Add to that that they are sustainably and thoughtfully grown, well, I'm yours AGA. Wes loves when I cut them up and drizzle a little Whole Foods peanut butter on them but we also love some apple sauce! Since store bought apple sauce often contains unnecessary added sugars, we make ours at home with just a dash of this and a little bit of that so that I know exactly what's in it. This is the perfect kind of recipe for a preschooler to help with too since it's kind of hard to mess up and is bound to be delicious no matter what. We make an apple sauce using apples, cinnamon, ginger and maple syrup and to be honest, the Autumn Glory Apples took our usual recipe to the next level.

It really is as simple as peeling 4-5 Autumn Glory Apples, putting them in a medium/large sauce pan or dutch oven, setting them on medium heat and seasoning. I like to start heating the apples with 1/4 cup of water (you can always add more later) then start adding in the spices, finishing off with maple syrup. My go to amounts are 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and ginger, then I drizzle pretty freely with the maple syrup (I use the organic from Trader Joe's) though I have to say that these apples are pretty sweet on their own so I didn't need to use a ton for this sauce.

Once the apples are soft, I let them cool then pop them in the food processor or blender. The batch usually yields enough for immediate consumption, snacks in the fridge, a couple servings to freeze and enough to make a couple of my favorite applesauce cake recipe. I received 12 apples and they've seen us through a few weeks of snacking, baking and cooking (did you see my apple rosemary flatbread from a recent potluck?)!

I absolutely love these apples. They seriously got Wesley interested enough to take a bit through the peel, which was no small feat let me tell you. I'm hopeful that on my next batch of apple sauce, maybe I can sneak some turnips in without him noticing... but seriously. it feels good to be able to make good food from quality produce that tastes amazing and comes from only the best hands. I can't wait to see what the team at Autumn Glory Apples and Super Fresh Growers have in store for us in the future!

What's your favorite Easy Peasy Apple recipe?

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