Homemade Applesauce on the Go

The Snickerdoodle and I made applesauce a few days ago. We had a good time using the apple peeler/slicer gadget I've been kicking around my kitchens for many many years. I always knew I'd appreciate having it. We followed a very simple applesauce recipe: apples, water, cinnamon. I boiled the peeled and sliced apples in about an inch of water until they were soft then I used my stick blender to puree the mixture, added cinnamon and it was finished. This post is about how I made to-go pouches though.

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Here's what you'll need:

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  • Applesauce
  • Food Saver (or something similar)
  • Roll of Food Saver make-your-own size bag
  • Spoon
  • Funnel (I used the top of a plastic water bottle)
  • Scissors

First, cut a length of bag as long as the heating strip on your Food Saver

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Seal one long open edge.

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Decide how wide you want each pouch of food. Bearing in mind that you'll need to seal each edge, mark off where you'd like to cut each strip.

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Cut the first one and seal the long side of it. Now three sides of it should be sealed off.

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Using your funnel (or bottle top), fill the pouch almost to the top with applesauce.

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Press out the air and seal the top.

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I haven't mastered the art of using the vacuum sealer on liquids or semi-liquids. If you want to use this for long term storage in the freezer, you could make them and set them open-end up in the freezer to solidify the applesauce. Once they're frozen, then vacuum and seal the tubes. I knew ours weren't going to last that long, I just liked the idea of having something we could use on the go. I did put them in the freezer though, that way the Snickerdoodle had cold applesauce at lunchtime at pre-k.

Thank you for reading,
Julie

PS Did you notice the faux granite countertops? I finished them. I'll post the final pictures soon. I'm thrilled with the new look in our kitchen.


3 comments:

  1. Gratitude a lot for sharing such a amazing food packing tips with us. Homemade applesauce is really much better than store applesauce. Definitely I will recommend homemade applesauce to every one.

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  2. This is awesome tip, Thanks for sharing your experiment...

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  3. I would use it for freezing fruits and veggies from our garden.

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