Guys, I have the easiest recipe ever for you today!
One thing I try to do every time I move is use up whatever food I have in my fridge or pantry since it means less to actually move and it also allows you to double check the “use by” dates and toss any food that may have expired.
Since I went apple picking a couple weeks ago, I’ve still been working on finishing up the apples that I picked. I eat an apple basically every day as an afternoon snack at work, but with more apples to use up than days before the move, I decided to make some applesauce that I could have as an after dinner treat or a light snack when I come home from work hungry but dinner will take some time to cook up.
If you have never made your own applesauce before, I swear that it could not be any easier and it is so much yummier than anything you’re going to buy at the grocery store; I swear!
Now, I’ll preface by saying that I don’t always peel my apples. Growing up my parents had this awesome apple corer, peeler and slicer (seriously, how cool is that thing?), but since I don’t have one, I don’t always have the patience to hand peel each apple. I don’t mind the added texture from the peels in the applesauce, plus the red ones from my apples gave such a gorgeous color!
- 7 small to medium apples, chopped (and peeled, if you’d like) – your favorite variety
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup water
Toss everything in a pot, cover and let simmer; stir occasionally.
Note: you may not even need that much water, I just give a quick turn or two of the pan with the water. You need a lot less than you think you need.
I swear it really is that simple. And while I recommend letting it cool a little bit before diving in, if you’ve never had warm homemade applesauce, then you’re really missing out! You can also top it with a dollop of coconut cream and tablespoon of almond butter to feel like you’re eating apple pie. Try that, trust me.
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Have you ever made homemade applesauce?
What’s your favorite kind of apple?