When I want the flavor of fresh, but don't have time to bother with peeling and cooking, I use this amazing trick. When apples freeze they become soft and mushy, making it a snap to peel and mash them. Get your kids to help with the peeling part- it's fun and messy:) What child wouldn't love that?
4-6 medium apples, washed, unpeeled, cored and quartered
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Toss well to distribute evenly. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove from freezer and allow to thaw for an hour or more. Gently rub skin from frozen apples and place apple pulp into a serving bowl. Mash with fork or potato masher. Serve cold.
Courtesy of The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook
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