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In the Kitchen: Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

It is damp and a bit chilly and the boys and I decided to make a healthy dessert: Warm Cinnamon Applesauce. It is so easy, tastes a thousand times better than store bought, and is healthy!

We went to Aman's Farm & Market, a local family-owned garden center, farmer's market and gift shop here in Irondequoit, and bought 3 pounds of apples. I prefer Granny Smith--you can use almost anything.

I thought I'd share our recipe!

3 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup of water
1 packet of Sugar in the Raw (optional)
1 T. of ground cinnamon

Wash you apples, then peel and core then. Put a few at a time in a mini chopper, food processor, or chop by hand into small pieces.

Put your apples in a large saucepan or pot and pour water over them. Add the packet of Sugar in the Raw (if desired, not necessary, though), and cinnamon. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

When they are done, mash up with a fork and sprinkle with more cinnamon. 

I like to eat this warm on a chilly day. The boys like it to sit in the fridge for a bit. I just had some of it and it was delicious! The boys are having it with dinner tonight.

Once you've tried homemade applesauce, you'll realize how much better it is than the jarred kind. Delicious!