I just made Son and Daughter the best apple sauce. I'm pretty big about making baby food. it's pretty easy and a lot cheaper than the jars and I KNOW exactly what every ingredient is. For our family, it's the right choice.
Gala apples were on sale at Wal-mart, so I bought about 8. peeled them. sliced them. put them in a casserole dish with about an inch of water in the bottom for an hour on 350 degrees. (after 30 minutes I stirred them because the top slices will dry out if you don't). took them out to cool. put them in the new blender with a few table spoons of the baking water and puree.
seriously. these are great apples. really good with JUST the apples and a little water. but you could easily add cinnamon or nutmeg to the finished product for a more mature taste.
Son just tried a spoonful because he's just eating sweet potatoes right now. but Daughter just finished a big bowl.
I'm actually headed back to wal-mart to get more apples, sweet potatoes, pears and maybe butternut squash.