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.