When apple season is upon us there’s no end to the amount of dishes you can make with the versatile fruit. One of my favourite ways to use up some of my fresh apples is to make a homemade apple sauce, free of any artificial sweeteners or flavouring.
Despite how delicious apples are on their own, I am a big fan of incorporating nourishing vegetables into my recipes wherever possible. In this case, the addition of sweet potato to this traditional apple sauce is a nice flavour upgrade as well as a great source of Vitamin A.
Sweet Potato Apple Sauce
Makes 2 cups (4 servings)
10 small apples, peeled and diced into 1″ cubes
1 cup sweet potato, skin on and diced into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 lemon, juiced
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup filtered water
In a pot or dutch oven, over medium heat add the diced sweet potatoes, diced apples and 1/4 cup of filtered water. Let cook for 15 minutes or until the apples have broken down. Stir in lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon. Transfer the mixture to a high speed blender and blend until the sweet potato apple sauce reaches desired consistency.
You’re done! Let the sweet potato apple sauce cool and then portion it into mason jars. The picture above uses 8oz. mason jars, but I would recommend using the 4 oz. ones so you can store each portion in it’s own container.