Maybe it’s because my mom used to make homemade applesauce for us when we were little, but I much prefer this to store-bought. Especially if our kids are willing to help peel and chop apples! This was a fun weekend project we did together, with delicious results.
This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.
Ingredients ($3.50 total)
2 lb bag pink lady apples (sweet and tart) – $2.99
2 tbsp butter or margarine, chopped up – $0.31
1/4 cup brown sugar – $0.13
1. Wash, peel, and chop the apples up into bite-sized pieces. Put in a greased 8×8″ baking dish, then top with the chopped up butter and sprinkle with brown sugar.
2. Bake at 400F for 45 minutes until apples are tender. Mash with a potato masher to your desired level of chunkiness. Enjoy warm or keep in the fridge for a sweet cool treat.
Sustainability Score (explained here)
- Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
- Servings: 3 = lots of leftovers
- Cost per person (prices based on Trader Joe’s/Costco): 3 = <$5
- Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
- Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
- Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
- TOTAL: 17/18
If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!