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09-15-2011, 07:14 PM
My son has an apple theme party next week. I am suppose to make homemade applesauce. We plan to buy a Vitamix next week (yipee!), and I was wondering if I can make applesauce in the Vitamix? Anyone have a good recipe? It's for kindergarteners!
Just thought I'd add another question. I also have to make apple pie. Any ideas? My son is gluten free/casein free, not that I need to put this on a raw food site.
09-15-2011, 08:36 PM
The only ingredients in applesauce are apples and maybe cinnamon. You can make raw applesauce in the vitamix. I made it in the health master. I would advise that you peel the apples as the group is so young, they might not like the skin chunks. I would also say to not over blend it or it will come out like baby food.
Just peel and core your apples and blend them with some cinnamon. You can add a tiny about of lemon juice if you like to retain some color!
Sorry I don't have a pie recipe, even when I was cooked I never write down anything. I just add until it feels right. My apple pie is delicious though!
09-15-2011, 09:24 PM
My dh is an apple farmer, and I've given raw applesauce demos MANY times -- including kindergarten classes.
Yep, peeling them is truly good advice. The best way to peel a bunch of apples, is to have the kids help you! But you must get an apple-peeler/corer. They are absolutely awesome. It can literally take about 10 minutes to peel about 20 apples.
I have the kids line up at the apple peeler, they each get a turn to turn it manually, and then we throw the apples into the V-M. Sprinkle in a little cinnamon,then ask them how long they think it will take. Then have them count out loud while you're doing it. You must use the tamper. I always get it done in less than 25 seconds. And then I sometimes (if time permits), remove 1/3 and put it into a see-through pitcher. Then add a handful of spinach, blend and put half into another see-through pitcher. Then add some blueberries and finally put that into a pitcher. You then end up with yellowish, green and purplish applesauces. Have two other mom's help you pour a little bit into paper cups. Not too much because they'll want to try all the colors. Give them each a spoon.
HTH...BTW, an apple-peeler/corer is about $25. Totally worth it.
There's the kind with the suction cup = more convenient, but if you wail on it, it comes unstuck
Then there's the kind with the screw on. Pain in the butt to screw on, but always stays.
You can get them at a hardware store or at someplace like Bed Bath and Beyond. I've found some at garage sales too. Always helps to have more than one when giving demos like these. prob is they require a little practice, so having a new mom or teacher there is a little slower than what you'd be doing, if you're experienced. But by the third or fourth apple, they get it down well enough.
I also often bring some fruit leather and tell them that I made it out of applesauce in a dehydrator, and sometimes, I even bring my small Excalibur and put the fruit leather inside and allow them to take a piece and explain that dehydrating only heats it a little bit and doesn't detroy the vitamins etc.....
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