Fall brings a lot of flavors to our table we may not enjoy throughout the rest of the year–like pumpkin, cinnamon, and cranberry–but by far my favorite autumn ingredient is the simple, humble apple. Whether you’re buying conventional or organic, they’re one of the most affordable fruits year-round and come in a variety of tantalizing flavors. In my opinion, this applesauce works best with sweeter red apples like the Pink Lady. Rather than add cinnamon, this recipe uses strawberries for a beautiful pink color and mild flavor. Of course, you can add maple syrup or honey, cinnamon, or any other seasoning you like if you want to take it a step further–I think basil would be fun!
Don’t Feel Like Cooking?
That’s okay! Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially during busy times like the holidays or when you’re sick or stressed out. When I find myself unwilling or unable to prepare healthy meals myself, I turn to Paleo on the Go. Yes, they have autoimmune protocol-friendly options! With tons of nutritious, delicious, pre-packaged meals, Paleo on the Go‘s ready-to-go, frozen courses are perfect for those days you just don’t want to be in the kitchen. They even offer an appreciable selection of AIP-friendly treats, including toaster pastries!
- 2 1/2 pounds apple (cored and quartered)
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries
- 1 cups water
- Combine the fruit and water in a large stock pot and bring it to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce the heat to medium and stir occasionally while simmering, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
- Mash or blend to reach desired consistency, then chill before serving.