My kids love home made apple sauce, it’s a staple in our house and it’s so easy to make! I decided beets would be the perfect addition to my regular apple sauce recipe and boy was I right! I marketed it to the little ones as pink/red apple sauce and they thought the color was so fun! My kids saw the beets before hand so they knew what they were getting but if you have extra picky ones you might want to sneak them in under the radar! The amount of beet you add determines the color of your apple sauce so if you’re going for a light pink about half a beet or less should do. We used an entire beet for a deeper reddish/purple.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED//
Six organic medium sized apples
1/2-1 whole organic beet
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1 tbs organic cane sugar
pinch of ground ginger
1/2 cup water
Peel, core, and roughly chop apples and peel and chop the beet. Place all of your ingredients into a medium sauce pan over medium/low heat. Let the mixture simmer for 35-40 minutes stirring occasionally.
All in all this recipe was a success for my little ones. They loved the taste of their new apple sauce and the color was so fun! Marli is already asking if I can make more so we don’t run out! I have a feeling this is a new staple for us, even I can’t stop myself from eating it!
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