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    Default homeade apple sauce

    Does any one have any ideas for making apple sauce more sweet. i have made 2 batches of homemade apples for my LO adn they are tooo tart for her. i am not sure of what i can add to make it a little sweeter. any suggestions.
    thanks
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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    how old is baby?

    you could add maple syrup... a little bit goes a long way
    that and combine apples
    some are more tart then others.

    When I make it I add a little bit of cinnamon.
    The older kids don't miss the cornsyrup if its got cinnamon.

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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    she is 28 weeks old. is she allowed syrup?
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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    Sure... just no honey.

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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    It might have to do with which apples you choose. Granny Smith apples are really tart, while red and yellow delicious are much sweeter- even raw. So, those varieties would probably be even sweeter once they were cooked. I bake the apples- do you?

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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    no i put them in the mic......... it is fast, but i am sure baking them would make them sweeter. i have tried different types of apples but they are all tart. is there one you would suggest over others?

    i did call the ped regardign the syurp and they stated not to give my LO syurp, that i should stay away from it. Just a heads up i am sure differet doctors say different things!

    i hate to waste what i have, but i am not sure how to help her eat them witout makign a face!!!!!! it is very funny, but she does nto like it!!!

    anyone else have any ideas?
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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    did they give you a reason for no syrup? she is young yet.
    I wonder if gerber apples have some sort of sweetner in them, its been ages since I got baby food.
    have you tried raw apples?
    Thats something my kids loved to self feed.
    I would peal the apple and then give thin slices.

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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    http://www.ohioapples.org/ohio_apples_useschart.htm

    heres a good chart
    maybe next time you go to get apples ask if they have one?

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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    No that there's anything wrong with homemade apple sauce... I just wanted to give you a heads-up. Making apples at home is great. I made all of ds's food at home except apples. I bought the all natural applesauce at the store (no sugar added) and it's just as nutritious and tastes great. Plus that's one less thing I had to make. Just my two cents. I wouldn't add syrup. It seems like a bunch of unnecessary sugar to me.
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    Default Re: homeade apple sauce

    Cinnamon or nutmeg would be good. I always boiled my apples and DS ate them without adding anything. Maybe the microwave is taking out too much moisture thus taking some of the natural sweetness too?

    Amy married to my bestfriend since 10/30/04

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    Currently milk, peach, peanut and tree nut free. DD has outgrown her wheat, cheese, egg, garlic, and citrus allergies

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