Food for Thought: Apple Season!
It's apple season once again. We have a dwarf Granny Smith apple tree in the front yard and I managed to enjoy a sweet, yet tart apple today. Unfortunately, the rest of the apples seem to riddled with worm holes!
I shared this recipe last year with you and would like to share again.
It's delicious and nutritious. Eat it as your fruit, for breakfast with oats on top or as a healthy dessert: Warm Cinnamon Applesauce. It is so easy, tastes a thousand times better than store bought, and is healthy!
We usually buy our Granny Smith apples at Aman's Farm & Market, a local family-owned garden center, farmer's market and gift shop here in Irondequoit. I buy 3 pounds at a time in the fall. 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 your apples, then peel and core them. 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!