- 2 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thick slices
- 1 tsp lemon juice, divided
- 3/4 cup water, divided
- Find two microwave-safe containers.
- In one container, put one of the sliced apples, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water.
- In the other container, put the second sliced apple, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water.
- Vent each container appropriately. (This step is important. Safety first.)
- Cook each container on High for 5 minutes (or until the apples are soft).
- Transfer each container’s contents (apples plus any remaining water) to individual bowls.
- Blend the first mixture (the one with the 1/2 cup water) with an immersion blender until the mixture is smooth. (I pulsed the mixture 15 times.)
- Blend the second mixture (the one with the 1/4 cup water) with an immersion blender until the mixture reaches your desired level of chunkiness. (I pulsed the mixture 5 times.)
- Using a spoonula, combine the two sauces together in the same container.
- Put the single container in the refrigerator and cool for several hours. Once chilled, eat and enjoy.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutritional information per serving (approximates): 50 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 0 g protein.
The ratings (for both versions):
Mental Cost (ingredient availability): Ultra low.
Financial Cost (ingredient cost): Uuber low.
Emotional Cost (cooking skill level): Pretty low.
Time Cost (recipe preparation): Mega low.
Life Cost (clean up time/effort): Extremely low.
Worth It? (rate from 1-5): 3.75
Miscellaneous suggestions, insights, and/or thoughts:
- Cook times may vary depending on the intensity of your microwave, and the type of apple you choose. My microwave runs very hot, and I chose to use gala apples for this recipe. (Galas are a semi-soft apple; if you choose crisper/harder apples, you may need to microwave them longer.)
- If you’d like to read about the creation of this applesauce in a LOT more detail, you can peruse my other blog for a moderately-lengthy (but hopefully semi-engaging) story. :)