• Blackberry Cinnamon Applesauce

    Blackberry Cinnamon Applesauce | stupideasypaleo.comA couple weeks back,  I made a pretty tasty Apricot Ginger Applesauce, and it inspired me to make another variation on this classic favorite. When I was buying the apples, the cashier asked me what I was going to do with them. When I said I would be making applesauce, he told me about how his mother used to make cinnamon applesauce using Red Hot candies. That’s the first I’d ever heard of that! You could substitute any berries you like – blueberries would go really well and perhaps strawberries if you leave out the cinnamon.

    Blackberry Cinnamon Applesauce

    Preparation 10 mins 2017-03-29T00:10:00+00:00
    Cook Time 30 mins 2017-03-29T00:30:00+00:00
    Serves 4 cups     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 3 pounds (~1.5 kg) apples
    • 2 cups blackberries
    • 1 tbsp cinnamon
    • 1 cinnamon stick, optional

    Instructions

    1. Peel and chop the apples into large chunks. Put apples into a medium-sized pot.
    2. Add the cinnamon stick and about ½ cup of water.
    3. Heat the apples, loosely covered, on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.
    4. Add the blackberries and cook for 10 more minutes.
    5. Place the fruit into a food processor, add ground cinnamon, and blend to desired consistency.

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    Blackberry Cinnamon Applesauce
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    Serves: 4 cups
    Ingredients
    • 3 pounds (~1.5 kg) apples
    • 2 cups blackberries
    • 1 tbsp cinnamon
    • 1 cinnamon stick, optional
    Instructions
    1. Peel and chop the apples into large chunks. Put apples into a medium-sized pot.
    2. Add the cinnamon stick and about 1/2 cup of water.
    3. Heat the apples, loosely covered, on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.
    4. Add the blackberries and cook for 10 more minutes.
    5. Place the fruit into a food processor, add ground cinnamon, and blend to desired consistency.

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    8 thoughts on “Blackberry Cinnamon Applesauce

    1. My aunt has tons of blackberries on her land, will have to try this. Usually she makes me a blackberry cobbler ( which is awesome), but not healthy. Thanks!

    2. My grandmother and mom have always doen the applesauce with red hots in them for holiday dinners!! Before going Paleo I would eat a whole jar!! oopps!

      1. That’s so interesting! I’m wondering if it’s popular in a certain region of the country more than in other places? Certainly makes sense in terms of the cinnamon!

    3. My DH LOVES blackberries, so I’m sure he’d be crazy about this. Could you maybe skip the peeling and coring and just run everything together through a food mill?

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