Simple, zingy, and astonishingly delicious–this homemade blueberry applesauce with ginger tastes sublime! Another batch needs to be made soon, because we can’t get enough!
A friend called me up last Friday and asked if I could go with her to gather some surplus apples in the neighbourhood. The funny thing is, I had been hoping to score some free apples in the coming weeks. I even said “bring on the apples” in my last post! Well, my friend had no idea what I had wished for before she called, and I had not thought through how many apples would be coming my way when I said yes! I sent my two daughters to help with the picking, since I had company at home. And they filled both big bags that I supplied for apple collecting.
Cutting up our oodles of apples took a few hours. But I now have endless options for stewing and baking them. First I made some cinnamon applesauce, which I used to make some Saskatoon Berry Applesauce Bars. Then I decided to go in a citrusy direction with lime applesauce, sweetened with blueberries, and accented with ginger. The kids loved it. I adore it. Definitely worth making, even if you have to pay for your apples.
Have you ever picked your own apples?
Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger
- approximately 4 cups of sliced apples
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- juice of 1/2 large lime
- ground ginger to taste (about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
- 100% apple juice, optional, to taste
- Cover the bottom of a large pot with a shallow layer of water. Add apple slices and cover. Simmer over medium low heat until apples are very soft.
- Stir in blueberries, ginger, and lime juice. Simmer for 10 minutes or so. Add apple juice to sweeten the sauce if desired.
- Remove applesauce from heat. Serve warm or chilled.
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22 thoughts on “Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger”
Oh wow, that looks so good!
Thanks! My aunt makes delicious blueberry lime jam, which inspired me to try the flavours in applesauce.
What a beautiful apple sauce and so creative. I’ve never picked my own apples. That must be a lot of fun.
It is fun. My family had a tree when I was a girl, but I haven’t had many apple picking opportunities since. Berries seem easier to come by these days. 🙂
Lime in applesauce?? This is probably the best thing ever!!
I can’t disagree with that. 🙂 The blueberries really balance the flavours too.
Looks like you have all the right ingredients in there to me – apples, blueberry, and lime! And oh yes, apple picking is a tradition in my family (last year, we found a farm that had apples, blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. And a whole lot of veges, too)!
If I went to a farm like that, it would be hard to leave! I hope you get a chance to try this applesauce too. 🙂
This looks great. I will have to try some this fall. Thank you. Pinned and shared.
Thanks so much for sharing. And enjoy!
Stopping by from Savoring Saturdays to pin your fabulous recipe and invite you to come by and share at Foodie Fridays going on now. Hope to see you there.
Thanks for the invite! I’ll try to join next week. 🙂
This looks fantastic Julia! Love this combination of flavors and the ginger is such a nice touch!
Thanks, Kelly! I’m making more today to share with a friend! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this very tasty looking treat with us at the Pinteresting Pintastic Party last week, I chose this as my favorite from last week. You can see it featured here: http://www.thecouponchronicles.com/2014/09/pintastic-pinteresting-party-29-link-up.html Swing by, grab your badge and link up with us again! Thank you!!
Thanks, Melissa! I linked up this week again. 🙂
Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Savoring Saturdays! I hope you come back again this weekend! 🙂
Thanks, Raia! I’ll definitely be back!
Hmm, what great flavour combinations. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!