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How excited we were when we saw the refrigerated apple truck near our home in Florida, filled with fresh, crisp apples – Gala, McIntosh and Fuji, brought straight from the orchards in Michigan! A delicious surprise.

Fall Leaves, Pumpkins, Apples and Thanksgiving are the beginnings of  the season of baking, cooking and gathering  with friends and family. 

My applesauce recipe is a family favorites. I just made it with the right off the truck Gala apples – WOW  the flavors were enhance due to the freshness of the apples!

Enjoy this recipe, make it throughout the year..we never get tired of eating it nor how delicious our house smells.

To Healthy Cooking and Eating,


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Homemade Applesauce with Strawberries

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 109 kcal


  • 4-6 medium Organic Apples cored and cut in chunks
  • 8-10 oz pkg Organic frozen whole Strawberries
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1-2 tsp lite agave sweetener or to taste
  • 2 tsp cinnamon or to taste
  • walnuts or almonds optional


  • Wash, core and cut apples into chunks. I leave the skin on, you may remove when you are preparing the apples if you wish.
  • Pour the water in a medium pan and bring to a boil. Throw the apples in and when it begins to boil again, reduce the heat, cover and let cook. Check often and stir.
  • When apples are almost done, add strawberries and continue to cook covered for 6-8 minutes until all fruits are soft and well blended.
  • Add agave ( or your choice of sweetener), spices and stir well into applesauce.
  • Remove from heat and keep covered so the agave and cinnamon can absorbed and blend with the fruits.
  • Refrigerate once cooled. Enjoy!


Melissa’s Modifications For this easy to make recipe, I used Braeburn apples. Honey Crisp apples are also good, sweet and delicious.You can use fresh strawberries or other berries as well to add flavor and variety. Add nuts on the top when servicing with a little extra Cinnamon. Skin or not to skin? I always include the skin when I cook a recipe with Apples because of the nutritional value. The skin is loaded with it! The skin of one apples contains 5 mg of fiber, 13 milligrams of calcium, 239 milligrams of potassium and 10 milligrams of Vitamin C.  The skin is not to be missed with all that nutrition, that is why I only buy organic apples & Strawberries (and all fruits and vegetables) so I do not have to worry about harmful pesticide residue. If you are not aware of these “dirty” fruits & veggies, check out the following article of the top  dirty 10 fruits and vegetables.  
Nurtitional Value: 1 serving 109 Calories;.5g Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 2.6mg Sodium; 31g Carbs; 5.8g Fiber; 22.7g Sugar; 1g Protein


Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 1gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 2.6mgFiber: 5.8gSugar: 22.7g
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