It's apple season once again. We have a dwarf Granny Smith apple tree in the front yard and this year the squirrels bit pieces off of every single one. I bought loads of apples at the Public Market the other day and just had to make homemade applesauce.
I've shared this recipe with you for the past 3 years & would like to share it 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.