Ginger-Pear Homemade Applesauce Recipe
03. 07. 2018
Not only is applesauce a great snack, it is also one that has been used to prevent or ease the symptoms of acid reflux or heartburn. Heartburn and acid reflux symptoms can both lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes abnormally and allows stomach acid to flow back into the esophagus. Symptoms of GERD include burning in the throat or chest, pain in the chest, pain when lying down, chronic sore throat and difficulty swallowing.
Foods that trigger heartburn and acid reflux can vary from person to person. However, foods that are fried, high in fat, spicy or acidic often give heartburn sufferers trouble.
Since pears and red apples are low in acid, this pear-ginger applesauce is less likely to be a trigger for heartburn. Besides being a great snack, applesauce can be used in other ways to prevent acid reflux. You can use it in baking as a fat substitute or spread it on rolls or biscuits to replace butter.
Ingredients (about 5-6 servings):
• 6 red apples, skinned, cored, cut into thick slices
• 2 pears, skinned, cored, cut into thick slices
• ½ cup water
• ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, extra for garnish
1) Place sliced apples, pears, water, grated ginger, and ground cinnamon in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until fruit is soft enough to break apart.
2) Let cool for a few minutes. Pour fruit into a blender and pulse until the desired consistency is reached.
3) Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top before serving.