Our local grocery store has a flyer every so often filled with recipes and I really enjoyed this one. It was written by Leslee Holliday, Matt Holliday’s wife. He is a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Or was… I don’t keep up with sports. But anyway, Leslee also studied nutrition and came up with a few recipes which are quite delicious!
You could use this in a yogurt parfait, or eat it straight, or put it in a little green pouch, or put it in a Sili Sqeeze bottle, or use it in recipes. I like our Sili sqeeze bottles. My only dislike is that my 6 year old cannot open it himself.
3 cups of peeled, cored and chopped apples (I used Empire b/c they were on sale, but whatever as long as it isn’t Granny Smith)
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen because well, they aren’t in season right now!)
1/4 cup apple juice
3 Tb. brown sugar (I found this to be optional and tasty even without)
1 tsp. lemon juice
pinch ground cinnamon
1. In your saucepan, add your fruit, juice and brown sugar if you are using it. Put it on medium-high and get it boiling. Once it is boiling, cover it and simmer 15 minutes. Stir once in a while.
2. I used my food processor, or you could use a blender or immersion blender to make this into a puree.
3. Pulse until pureed. Add you lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir, cool, and eat! Store covered in the fridge.
sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more says
sounds yummy, I never liked plan apple sauce
Mary Ellen says
We always put cinnamon on our natural applesauce. This was something different and the blueberries add a lot of vitamins and antioxidants.
Rachel green says
Hi Mary Ellen. The blueberry applesauce looks delish. Wonder if you tried the apple n oats cookies that were listed at the bottom of the Dierberg’s page where the parfaits were pictured. Have been looking for a healthy cookie recipe.