Inspired by the fresh apples, I decided to try and make my own applesauce. Little did I know, it is the easiest thing in the world! My husband can't live without cinnamon applesauce, so it's an important staple in our home. Before we got married, I didn't realize that spaghetti can't be served without cinnamon applesauce on the side! So, here is my recipe for applesauce. I didn't can any this year, because I had stupidly already bought a ton from Costco. So, as I mentioned in my last post, I will use up all that first and can next fall! The applesauce will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Yum Yum Applesauce
6-8 apples, peeled and sliced (I find a mixture of two thirds golden delicious and one third macintosh is fabulous! Jonagolds and galas work too)
1/2 cup water
Cinnamon (I use loads! Adjust to your taste)
Honey (This is optional and I don't always add it in. I never use more than about a tablespoon)
Put apples and water in a medium sauce pan. Cover and cook on medium or low for 20-30 minutes, until apples are soft (you can't cook it too long, so don't worry). Mash with a potato masher (you can puree it once it cools if you want it really smooth). Stir in cinnamon and honey if desired. Let cool and enjoy!