If you are a vegan baker, apple sauce is definitely not a strange ingredient. It is often used as a healthy alternative to both butter and sugar. People often ask me what’s the exact amount and I can’t really answer as there is no formula; you need to investigate how the ingredients function in the original recipes. Therefore, I think, the best way is to look for well designed and tested vegan baking recipes already incorporating apple sauce.
Veganism is a new concept in China so unless you have the budget to buy imported apple sauce, you have to sacrifice a little of your time to make your own, but it’s very very simple and requires very little cooking skill. You don’t have to buy the best apples. I sometimes buy apples that are being sold off cheap because I know they’re still good inside, and it can save me some money. ;-)
Freshly made apple sauce is amazing. I often eat a small bowl while it still warm right after it’s made. Its sweet, fruity taste and soft texture appeals to anyone from babies to seniors. Besides using it to bake, you can also use it as spread on toast, mix it with vegan yogurt or ice-cream, or a dip for fruit skewers.
Health Index: 5/5 (everyday food, highly recommended)
Kitchen Gadgets: Food Processor and Pot
10 medium sized apples
200 ml water
1. Peel all the apples remove and discard the cores then slice the apples.
2. Add 200 ml water into the pot, add the sliced apples, turn on the lowest heat, and put on the lid and let the apples simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Remove the lid and allow to cool. Transfer the cooked apples to a food processor and process until they’re creamy and smooth. Enjoy!