Monday, August 31, 2009

Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

The other day I was reading a current issue of Eating Well Magazine. It is my favorite food mag with its simple, healthy recipes and gorgeous photographs. This month's issue had a feature on apples complete with a recipe for homemade Maple Cinnamon Applesauce. After coming home from the co-op with about 20 apples, I decided to give it a try. A few tweaks later, the most delicious applesauce I have ever tasted was born! Pairing sweet, juicy apples with crisp, tart apples creates the most tantalizing taste coupled with the natural rich sweetness of REAL maple syrup...Aunt Jemima need not apply. A serving of applesauce is loaded with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. The maple syrup adds a good dose of manganese and zinc which are known for their immune boosting power! Serve it up alone or with some Greek yogurt for a sweet, healthy treat.

8-10 apples(mix of sweet and tart apples for best flavor)
2 TBS. maple syrup
2 TBS. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C. water(more as needed for consistency)

Peel and core apples. Slice into 1" chunks and combine with water and lemon juice in a medium pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 30-40 minutes until apples are tender and mashable. Remove from heat. Using a potato masher, smash apples to the consistency you like(we like ours a little chunky) and then add in maple syrup and cinnamon. Delish!


Healthyfoodsathidalgofoods said...

The applesauce is considered to be one of the most healthy foods that can reduce calories

Kim said...

This is a great recipe to make with kids. When I was a Kindergarten teacher, we used to make applesauce as a part of our Fall unit on Apples. They loved it.

harmonysong said...

This looks and sounds AMAZING! I am definitely going to try it! Thanks!