Last week we stopped by my aunt and uncle’s and stumbled upon a huge bag of apples from my grammie’s tree in the garage. My cousin and her friend had brought back more than they could manage and like the responsible older cousin that I am, I offered to take some off her hands. So, Josh and I trekked home with a large bag of apples–perfect for apple sauce.
Partially due to the fact that I don’t know where my apple peeler is hiding amongst all our boxes and partially due to the fact that I like apple skins, I chose not to peel the suckers. I simply cored them and cut them into chunks before cooking. Apple sauce is wonderful hot, cold, or as a replacement for oil in baked goods. Sure, there’s a bit of sugar in it but its still going to give you a fair amount of vitamins and fiber!
- 10-15 apples, cored and cubed (you an peel them if you wish)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 1/2 tbls cinnamon
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbls almond/hemp/or soy milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- core and cube apples
- mix all ingredients together in a large pot
- bring to a boil
- let simmer for 20 minutes
- remove from heat and mash with a potato masher
- eat hot, store in fridge for a few days, or freeze for later enjoyment