Cinnamon Applesauce

A wonderfully sweet finish that reminds one of a leisurely walk on a early Autumn day.


1 1/2# apples*, peeled, cored and diced
1/3 c. water
dash salt
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/3 c. sugar or sweetener of choice to taste
  • Combine apples, water, salt and lemon juice in heavy 2 qt. saucepan.
  • Cook on medium heat until apples are very soft, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  • Remove from heat.  
  • Stir in cinnamon and sweetener to taste.  
  • Serve warm or cold.  

 

You can leave it chunky or smooth it out with a potato masher, a sieve or an immersion blender.  If using a standard blender, be sure to vent the top to prevent heat from building up inside.   Make about 2 cups.

*I prefer McIntosh or Fuji apples.  Granny Smith would also be good but may need additional sweetener.