Fall is a great time for fresh apples, whether you pick them yourself at a local farm or buy them “just picked” from the market, they are delicious. Apple pie, applesauce and apple crisp are three of my son’s favorites. When I make applesauce, I make a big batch so he can have his fill! (This recipe makes enough for a party, like our celebration, and some for the week ahead.)
- 12 Macintosh apples: peeled, cored and cut in large chunks
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Put the peeled and cut apples into a large sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Put on medium/high heat. As the apples are getting hot, add the sugar and cinnamon. Let the mixture come to a boil and reduce heat. Let cook about 20 minutes. Take off heat and stir with a whisk. The apples should be tender enough to break apart. If you like it sweeter or with more cinnamon, add more, to taste.
Serve warm or cold. Also great over vanilla ice cream! Enjoy!