Fruit Side Dish Snack

Blueberry Applesauce

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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.

Blueberry Applesauce

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.

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  1. 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.

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