Puree Monday - Spiced Applesauce
This is such a wonderful recipe...simple and perfect. A recipe everyone will love from little bebes to grown-ups! The Macintosh apples make for a wonderfully creamy sauce. Garam Masala is a spice mix traditionally used in Indian cooking. It’s a fabulous blend of cumin, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns and can be found in most grocery stores and food shops. This recipe is a perfect combination of America and India...just like Bebe B!
Spiced Applesauce- 6 months+
5-6 Macintosh Apples
Water for steaming
2 whole cloves (optional)
1 tsp Garam Masala
Clean, core and slice the apples leaving the skins on during steaming (this helps lock in the nutrients during steaming). Steam the apples in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the babycook fill water to the 2 mark for a full basket of apple slices. If steaming on the stove use about 2 inches of water and steam for about 10 minutes (as your child gets used to chunkier textures less steaming time will be needed). Reserve half of the cooking liquid. While the cooking liquid is still hot add the Garam Masala and cloves, cover and set aside. Let the apples cool till almost room temperature then remove the skins. This should be fairly easy to do with your fingers or a spoon. Remove the cloves from the cooking liquid. Puree the apples and spiced cooking liquid in either a food processor or the babycook till the desired consistency is reached. This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. It will fill about 3 ice cube trays (15-30 servings).
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.