Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pumpkin Applesauce for "Sauce it Up" #SundaySupper



This weeks theme for Sunday Supper is "Sauce it Up". 

Sometimes when I see the upcoming Sunday Supper themes I need a little time to think about what I want to make. This time I knew immediately. 

I had been wanting to do something with pumpkin and apples. I wanted to make something that was versatile, something that could be used in a sweet or savory recipe. I settled on making pumpkin applesauce because I knew it could go with anything from chicken and pork, to oatmeal and ice cream. 

Kevin had no idea I was making this, so when he came home from work he was happily surprised. He loves pumpkin. 

I think I mentioned a week or so back that after 5 years I just found that out. 

Way to be on the ball Bobbi!! 


Anyway, as soon as he walked in the door he was greeted with a big spoonful of the sauce.

Me - Here, eat this.
Kevin - What is it?
Me - Just try it, you will like it!
Kevin - Famous last words!!
Me - Oh come on, you know I wouldn't feed you anything bad!
Kevin - (after taking a bite.....and then the whole jar) This is for me right?
Me - Sure....good thing I made more than one!

The recipe actually yielded a little under 3 pints, so Kevin got one, I got one, and the kids will get one too. 

Everybody wins!! 


Pumpkin Applesauce

4 golden delicious apples, cored, peeled, and chopped
1 cup water
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick


In a large sauce pot, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the desired consistency. 

Remove from the heat and mash with a potato masher or a fork.

Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Yields 2 to 3 pints.

ENJOY!!!



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38 comments:

  1. I like the versatility of this sauce!

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    1. Thanks :) We have already used it as jam on toast and with pork chops!

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  2. Never thought about pumpkin in applesauce. Perfect for Fall!

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    1. I thought it would be a nice fall treat :)

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  3. Pumpkin Applesauce!!! LOVE. This is an amazing recipe, thank you for sharing :)

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    1. You are welcome Megan I am goad you like it!

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  4. I could eat this by the spoonfuls! Pumpkin and apple is a fantastic combination!!!!

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  5. Oh my gosh! I'm drooling over the thought of pumpkin applesauce! YUM!

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  6. What a great use of pumpkin! I love it! I have to admit, I'd probably have eaten the whole jar too!

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  7. I love this creative sauce. I can't wait to try this. Pinned!

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  8. I love applesauce and I love pumpkin ... no doubt I am going to love this recipe!

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  9. This sounds super, I went for pumpkin for this week's #SundaySupper too! :D

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  10. The pumpkin adds such a gorgeous hue! We love homemade applesauce around here and yours looks terrific!

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    1. I had never made homemade applesauce before. I have no idea why now, it is super easy!!

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  11. Oh Bobbi, I've never seen such a thing and now I must have it. This looks absolutely fabulous, and I love the color!

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  12. This is such a great use for pumpkin during October! I've never tried pumpkin applesauce, but yours looks delicious!

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  13. This sounds so yummy and really easy to make. I always thought it would be a lot of work to make applesauce, but now I can't wait to try it!

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  14. oh my gosh! yes!! making that this weekend!

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  15. Wow, what a great idea. Love it and I have pumpkins!!

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  16. What a fabulous idea - I'd never have thought to combine apples with pumpkin! I can easily see myself eating a jar or three of this by myself.

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  17. Okay, confession: I generally do not like applesauce. However, I am trying yours, because I think the addition of pumpkin will cause me to love it. Thanks!

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  18. What a fantastic idea to combine apples with pumpkin; it sounds delicious! ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

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  19. I love this combo - I made pumpkin apple butter and apple butter pumpkin pie and both are stellar! Sauce is faster though :-)

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    1. Yes, much quicker!! I have been meaning to make the butter but.......I opted for quick!

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  20. I already shared this on Twitter, but I also wanted to let you know that I love this idea so much that I also featured it on my blog's Weekend Wrap-Up. I love homemade applesauce and can't believe I never thought to add pumpkin to it before! Thanks for the great recipe idea, and I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

    Here's a link to the wrap-up, in case you're interested -- feel free to stop by, take a look at the other posts, and even grab a badge for this post if you'd like!
    http://www.floptimism.com/2013/10/weekend-wrap-up-irrationality.html

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  21. That looks really good. I just cooked a pumpkin and I made some applesauce yeterday. I wonder what they would taste like if I just mixed them together a little. I might try it.

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