You wanna know how much sugar your applesauce contains? Then why not simply mix it yourself? We will show you how it works.
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Sugar shock? No thanks!
Of course store-bought applesauce tastes good, but packaged products usually contain way too much sugar. When you cook it yourself, you can control how much sugar is actually added. Additionally, the sugar type and apple variety can be individualized for a unique result.
These varieties fit into Thermomix® applesauce
Which apple varieties work best for your homemade applesauce? Well, that’s a matter of taste. You like it sour? Then go for varieties like Boskop apples or Granny Smith. It will be especially sweet if you use Golden Delicious apples. A good balance between sweet and sour is found in varieties such as Jonagold or Elstar.
Check with your local fruit or vegetable store! They often have new varieties that are perfectly suited for cooking applesauce.
What ingredients to put in homemade mash?
We use brown sugar in our recipe. This adds a slightly caramel flavor to the puree. Alternatively, try it with homemade vanilla sugar from the Thermomix®. Half a vanilla bean and some cinnamon round off the recipe perfectly.
Insider tips for flavor variations:
In step two, add a flavored tea bag of your choice. Please note to switch the Thermomix® to reverse knife movement and remove the tea bag before pureeing in step four.
A piece of ginger adds a touch of spice. You can simply cook it or – if you want the applesauce to be really spicy – puree it in the fourth step.
For even more spice, add cloves.
Vary the types of fruit in your Thermomix® applesauce. Swap out some of the apples for pears, plums, or other fruit.
What is the maximum storage life of Thermomix® applesauce?
The prepared applesauce can be stored for some time in glass jars. It is important that you sterilize the jars first. If you then store your applesauce in a dark and cool place, it can be kept for up to a year. Add a nice label to the jar, and you may delight your loved ones with a homemade gift.
What goes well with applesauce?
Of course, our applesauce tastes best with pancakes or potato fritters from the Thermomix®. Your family will love it! We like to eat it straight from the spoon. Create your own desserts by serving it with yogurt, cottage cheese or ice cream. Applesauce also tastes incredibly delicious in overnight oats. Did you know you can use applesauce perfectly as an egg substitute in vegan baking?
- 1200 g apples sour
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 50 g brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Peel and quarter the apples and remove the core. Open the vanilla pod lengthwise, add the pulp with the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice to the mixing bowl and cook for 10 minutes/100 °C/speed 1.1200 g apples, 1/2 vanilla bean, 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Blend the puree for 20 seconds/speed 6 and immediately pour into sterilized jars. Tightly close the jars and turn them upside down for 5 minutes.