From the author, Honor Fabun: My favorite summer fruit meets my favorite autumn fruit in this wholesome treat. I’m lucky enough to live in California’s central valley, where I can get both at the same time. Locally-grown and fresh as can be.
Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar used. This Strawberry Apple Sauce is amazing!
From Plant-Based on a Budget: We absolutely love this Strawberry Apple Sauce. It’s sweet, easy to whip up, and a perfect batch cooking staple if you’re feeling crafty. The mix of apples and strawberries is a match made in heaven and we think that once you try this homemade sauce you might not be buying the store-bought version anytime soon.
When Apples and Strawberries Meet
If it seems strange to see apples and strawberries together in the same dish it might be because the first one we associate with fall and the second we associate with summer. It’s a bit like seeing the sun and the moon together, but in warmer places that is not such a crazy occurrence.
When berry season is ending, apple season is beginning so it might seem like the time you have to prepare this sauce is very narrow. Do not fret, if fresh strawberries are not an option then frozen strawberries for the win!
This Strawberry Apple Sauce is a pretty perfect treat or dessert to make for your little ones. You’ll be upping their fruit intake while appealing to their sweet side. If you are preparing for a toddler you might want to consider reducing the sugar a bit. Place it in small containers and you have a kid snack ready to eat!
3 1/2poundsof apples (about 12 medium), peeled, cored and chopped
1pintof strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1teaspoonof vanilla extract
In a large pot, add chopped apple, water, and sugar. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the apples are soft, stirring often and checking for sticking. If apples begin to stick to the bottom of the pot, add a large splash of more water. Once soft, turn off heat.
Add strawberries and vanilla extract. Using an immersion blender, blend apple-strawberry mixture until smooth. (If you don't have an immersion blender, transfer to an upright blender or food processor.) Enjoy warm or chilled.