We used an extremely simple Applesauce recipe from Allrecipes.com. I love this website because you can change the serving size and with a click of a button, the recipe will recalculate your measurements. I chose 1 serving for this project. We had several apples to choose from; Michael chose a green one.
We began by cutting our apple. We used the apple slicer together, then I gave Michael a safety knife (otherwise known as a pumpkin carving knife) so he could try to cut the apples into chunks on his own. Apple peel has a lot of nutrition, so I left it on.
Then we placed the apples into a pot and added the sugar and cinnamon.Sid the Science Kid. There is an episode about heat and change where Sid's preschool class makes applesauce. Michael remembered the kids trying to mash the apples before they are cooked and wanted to try it too. He discovered they were too hard to mash. We talked about how heat will change the apples, making them softer, and we'd try again after the apples had cooked. Then I added a bit of water to the apples and turned the heat on.
Michael was excited when the liquid started boiling.
Once the apples were nice and soft, Michael mashed them.
Yum, yum, time to eat! Michael enjoys his tasty creation (except the peel)."/>