Applesauce

When oranges, reds, yellows, and greens come up to greet you, I think of apples, soups, stews and chili. Fall is here and this time of year has everyone baking. But if you have trouble with flour and gluten, all those breads and pies can cause problems. That’s why I really enjoy this recipe. It’s quick and easy. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Green apples, sugar, cinammon on a cutting board

APPLESAUCE

I enjoy chunky applesauce with lots of cinnamon. It tastes like apple pie without the crust. So this is a gluten free recipe and it’s low in sugar. You can adjust the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of your apples. Granny Smith or Pippin apples work well in this recipe.  You can omit the cinnamon, also, if you want a more traditional applesauce. To make it smooth, run it through a blender or food processor before adding the sugar. I have used an immersible hand held blender at the end, too.  I don’t usually listen to music with this recipe.  There is usually a football game going on in the background.

INGREDIENTS

8-10 large Apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

1/2 cup Water

1/2 cup or less Sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

In a saucepan, cook Apples and Water until they begin to boil.  Then cover and simmer, stirring frequently, until Apples are somewhat tender, 8 -10 minutes.

pouring water on to apple cubes

Add Sugar and continue cooking uncovered about 30 minutes.

stirring sugar into apple cubes

Stir in Cinnamon.

stirring cinnamon in to applesauce

That’s it!  So easy.  Can you believe it?

Applesauce served

For 8 servings:  136 Calories, 36 grams Carbs, 3 grams Fiber

 

 

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