Apples are an October Foods of the Month! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of all the different types of apples at your local grocery store. Have you ever tried homemade applesauce? This recipe creates a delicious applesauce that tastes like apple pie filling. Eat it for breakfast on a whole wheat English muffin, or top off a cup of low-fat vanilla ice cream with this creation for a tasty dessert. Either way, this is sure to be a huge hit!
5 fuji apples, peeled and cut into 1-2 in. pieces
1/3 cup water
The juice from one lemon
1 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. brown sugar
Cinnamon, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot and heat until the water begins to boil. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very soft. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender, regular blender or potato masher (for chunkier sauce) to make the sauce smooth.
- Serve warm or store for up to one week in the refrigerator.