Let’s Get Saucey

The apple madness continues with my favorite, apple sauce.

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I was a very picky eater growing up (sorry Mom) and there were many nights when I would skip out on the entrée, the vegetable and basically everything on my plate and eat a bowl full of warm homemade applesauce. YUM!

This recipe was easy, didn’t call for sugar (it uses honey instead) and makes your whole house smell amazing.

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Ingredients

6 fuji apples, peeled, cored and quartered
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup unfiltered apple juice
2 tablespoons butter
3 table spoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, mix together apples, lemon juice, apple juice, butter, honey, and cinnamon. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are soft.
  2. mash with a potato masher* to achieve desired consistency. Serve warm or chilled. May be stored in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

*I used my immersion blender

The recipe only makes two cups, which in my book isn’t enough. I would definitely recommend doubling it, especially if you want to use some of the applesauce to make apple butter!