“Squashllesauce”: Applesauce (and a fruit leather recipe) with a Twist


A Harvest Time Applesauce and Fruit Leather Recipe


We all have our favorite apple recipes this time of year; I like to combine my favorite apple recipe with another Autumn favorite, squash, to create a warm and filling side dish that my children request.

Basic Recipe

6 medium apples

1 acorn squash

1 tsp allspice

1 tsp nutmeg

1-1 ½ Tbs cinnamon to taste  (or use sticks in the herb infuser)

3-4 whole cloves


Lightly steam squash to make peeling it simpler.

Chopped Squash

Roughly chop apples and squash and place them into a pot of water (about 3/4 covered).


Squash and Apples in Saucepan

Put an herb infuser with cloves (and cinnamon sticks) into the boiling pot.  Cover and cook on medium-low  for 1 hour.  Add spices, and mash.



To make into a fruit (and veggie) leather:

Spread it just as it is onto paraflexx sheets and set the Excalibur Dehydrator to 135 degrees.  Times vary based upon humidity and climate.  Remove them when they are firm but pliable.  

"Squashllesauce" Leather




Did you know?  We now carry Excalibur Dehydrators with the timer, too!

Would you like to know more about dehydrating?

Check out these other blogs:

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Dehydrating Carrots and Making Sauerkraut

Parenting, Peels, and Pinwheels: Confessions, Dehydration, and a Recipe

The 9 Tray Excalibur Dehydrator vs. The Deep Freeze

Recycling a Glass Bottle Pantry Paratus Style

Photo Credits:

All photos by Pantry Paratus

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