2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup filtered water
1 - 1 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sweetener of choice - raw sugar / agave syrup (optional)
Flavoring of choice (optional)
In a mixing bowl, add the sliced apples and lemon juice and toss well to coat them.
On medium high flame, pressure cook the sliced apples for 3-4 whistles (or you can alternatively cook it in a saucepan for 10-15 mins until the apples are soft). If you want to flavor with cinnamon powder, add 1/4 tsp over the apple slices when cooking them.
Cool the apples and grind finely along with sweetener of choice. Mostly, apples tend to be naturally sweet and so, I use sweetener sparingly. Normally, I use about 1/2 - 1 tbsp sugar depending on the apples but adjust to taste, if you like it sweeter.
Store the applesauce in an airtight container and use within 2-3 days. It can be used as a baby food or use in baking recipes.
Yields 1 cup.