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Orange-flavored Applesauce

Preschool cooking: slicing apples with a butter knife


My kids love making applesauce with their dad! This time they got fancy, with orange-flavored applesauce! This was three-year-old Lily’s first time slicing the apples (with a butter knife) – and she thought that was amazing!

orange-infused applesauce

Making applesauce is very simple: peel the apples, slice them into chunks, and bring them to a boil in a pot with a little juice. Then let it simmer for a while, mash it with a potato masher, and enjoy! This time we used orange juice and it had a nice orange flavor. You can refrigerate it first, but I like to eat it warm, with a little vanilla ice cream to make it extra-special!

Do you make your own applesauce?

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

11 thoughts on “Orange-flavored Applesauce”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    Yum! I make mine in my Thermomix, leaving the peel on and adding water instead of juice. Maybe I’ll try orange juice sometime… and ice cream, too!!!

  2. Great activity for the wee ones!! :)
    My big girls have always loved to make applesauce…but they quit asking..and I forgot all about it! Thanks for the reminder!

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