Vitamix Awesome Applesauce

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Our Vitamix 750 Giveaway continues to blitz Facebook and Twitter, and I coudn't be more excited! I can't wait to tell one lucky winner that their new Vitamix is on the way! If you haven't entered yet, don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on the machine that will change your life, making food preparation so much easier!

One of the many great features of the Vitamix is that you can use it much like you would a food processor to chop practially any kind of food. Be sure to check out my Vitamix Food Prep video, where I explain the wet chop and dry chop methods in the Vitamix. I mention this because on the surface this applesauce seems ridiculously easy and very basic. But that is how I like to roll in the kitchen, and it is absolutely the point of this website -- to make healthy food easy and accessible to everyone. 

Vitamix helps makes my life easier morning, noon, and night making all kinds of simple healthy foods and staples that I can use in various recipes. This applesauce recipe illustrates perfectly how much time you can save with a Vitamix, and how it removes the need to buy so many packaged foods. Why buy something that has sat on a shelf for who knows how long when it so easy to whip these things up at home! 

As a devoted vegan, applesauce is one of my very best friends, especially if I am baking. You will see from many of vegan baked recipes like my vegan double chocolate brownies, that I will use applesauce as an egg substitute. Instead of purchasing commercial applesauce, I always make my own in the Vitamix. Once you have steamed the apples, it only takes about 30 seconds before it is ready to enjoy. 

Now, I don't know anybody who doesn't love homemade applesauce. For mothers, this makes a fantastic quick easy baby food puree; a nutritious snack for children and adults; or an instant pie or pastry filling. I like to combine a variety of different apples for a deep rich flavour. You can also jazz this up with some ginger or cinnamon. Mmmm

You can also make incredible raw applesauce, which I demonstrate in the Vitamix Raw Applesauce video. By just blended chopped and seeded apples with some fresh lemon juice you can blend up a fabulous raw vegan applesauce in under 20 seconds. This rustic applesauce is super quick and easy, loaded with live enzymes and nutrients, and can be used as a healthy snack, or used in raw or baked muffins, pies, cakes, and cookies. 

The beauty of making raw and cooked applesauce in your Vitamix is that you can completely control the quality and texture of the final product depending on what I am using it for. For snacks and breakfast dips I prefer a really chunky whole texture. For batters and baked goods I prefer a much smoother blend. Keep the tamper handy to help control the texture of the blend. 

Homemade Vitamix Applesauce. It just doesn't get any better :)

Photo taken by Clarissa Westmeyer of Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
This recipe is an official Vitamix Recipe.
Published here with permission from the Vitamix Corporation.


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*Please note: this recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container.
If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Vitamix Awesome Applesauce

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  • 4 (680 g) medium apples, peeled, cored, chopped and steamed
  1. Place apples into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4 or 5.
  4. Blend for 30-35 seconds or until pureed. Increase speed as needed to create the desired consistency.

Photo: Clarissa Westmeyer of Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
This recipe is an official Vitamix Recipe.
Published here with permission from the Vitamix Corporation.

Get YOUR Vitamix now. 
Find more delicious Vitamix recipes in their recipe center.
Follow Vitamix on FacebookTwitter & You Tube.

*Please note: this recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container.
If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

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I make apple sauce all the time because they are all easy to prepare. But I like the consistency of yours better. I think I’ll purchase this machine so I can achieve the same consistency.

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WONDERFUL! Yes, Vitamix is a game changer. So much of the enjoyment of food is about texture, and that is where a high speed blender comes in SO handy. I can’t wait to hear about your new Vitamix! Great to be connected :)

I would like a Vitamix so I could make all of Tess’s recipes!!

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Yes, YOU really need a Vitamix! We are going to have to get you one :)

I would love to win a vitamix. I would love to usevit to mill my own flours. 
Is this the pace we sign up for the givaway? If not where do we sign up for the giveaway?

Loveyour blog!!!!

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Thanks for your lovely comments Mark.
It is lovely to be connected :)
Yes! A Vitamix is a game changer and is AMAZING for milling your own flours.
There is a button to the side of every recipe where you sign up for the giveway. Or you click on the top tab “piggies” then select giveaways from the drop down box.
Good Luck :)

I use the applesauce recipe from the Patrick Quillan book “The Healing Power of Whole Foods”.  It calls for 6 apples and 1/2 cup of water (I sometimes use apple cider from a local producer) and then you cook the apples on low for about 30 minutes (don’t peel them).  Place them in the Vitamix container with 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. each of cloves, nutmeg and allspice (I sometimes substitute ginger for the allspice for a different flavor) and blend on 5 or 6 for about 30 seconds.  Tastes amazing!  By the way…why peel the apples when there is fiber in them?  The peels break down some when blending.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this blend Karen.
Thanks for sharing :)

Would love to win a Vitamix.

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Good Luck!
It is a random drawing done with a computer program after all bonus entries are calculated. But my fingers are crossed for you :)

I made the cooked applesauce and the raw one from your video and they were both amazing. But it is better to eat it raw right?

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Wonderful! SO easy right? Yes! It is better to eat raw apples to get the benefits of the live enzymes. However, if you are going to use applesauce in baked goods it is better to use cooked applesauce. I have found raw just makes the end product too watery.

“4 (680 g) medium apples, peeled, cored, chopped and steamed”
this recipe is listed as raw, but the apples are steamed?

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Sorry! You are absolutely right. So many of the recipes I post are raw that I often click on the raw button when classifying the recipe by force of habit! Thanks for catching that. I mainly make raw applesauce and shot a video for Vitamix making the raw version of this sauce and I had that recipe on the brain at 11PM at night! Sorry for the confusion and correcting me :)

just curious why you have to steam the apples first. couldn’t you use the vitamix like when you make cooked soup in it?

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