Homemade medicated applesauce is deliriously simple to make. It has pectin, which is good for our skin and hair, adds fiber to the diet along with other nutrients. It can be used in muffins, cakes, quick breads and your morning oatmeal. Although it takes a long time to cook, it doesn’t require a lot of prep or active participation, which is perfect for me. If I start a pot in the morning, I can be sure that it will be ready for dessert after dinner. Medicated applesauce is the perfect late-night snack to ensure a good night’s sleep!
Here’s What You Need:
- 3 lbs of fresh apples – choose a green one if you prefer a tart apple or whatever your favorite may be. It’s a Fuji for me. They do not have to be perfect.
- Cinnamon to taste
- 4 Tablespoons cannabis infused glycerine tincture
- A large saucepan
Here’s What You Do:
Core the apples and cut them into bite-size pieces. The smaller you cut them, the faster they cook. Put them in the saucepan over medium heat. You can leave them uncovered, but I like to cover the pot at first. It seems to make the apples more tender in the long run, and if you start out with an uncovered pot, you have to watch it a little closer — not something I want to do.
Check on the applesauce regularly, stirring and watching for a good collection of juice to build up in the pot. This takes time — probably at least an hour. I’m not really into time, so I could be way off here. Since I am usually doing other things – like laundry — while I am making the applesauce, I don’t pay attention to how long it really takes. Remember that you do not need to stand over this; just check on it when you think about it. It is perfect for a multi-tasker! Once most of the apples have little juice pools around them, remove the lid if you used one, and turn the burner down to low.
Keep watching and stirring the pot occasionally until the apples are tender. This process takes at least another hour. You can speed this up by mashing the apples as they get soft; you could probably even use an electric mixer. I let nature take its course, and it seems to work just fine.
When the applesauce has reached your preferred consistency, add the tincture and stir it in well. It is ready to eat hot and straight out of the pot. It needs to be stored in the refrigerator. I have yet to have a batch go bad before I finish it. But, when I have it, I eat it every night for dessert. It lasts about a week.
For a smoother applesauce, you can peel your apples, but you lose a lot of the fiber that way. It’s great on waffles and pancakes, and makes the perfect base for an apple crisp, but my favorite way to eat my medicated applesauce is simply in a bowl with a spoon!