Autumn Applesauce

There is nothing quite like the coming of Fall.

The crisp air.

The leaves changing colors.

The smell of apples and cinnamon.

And if you live anywhere that doesn’t have four seasons (like me), you can only really look forward to the latter. Fall will happen eventually, but for those of us that can’t wait, we can help it along. The perfect way to celebrate the early coming of Fall is with yummy homemade applesauce.

This isn’t anything like what you’ve tasted from store bought jars. This is as fresh and sweet and cinnamony as Grandma’s apple pie. And it is delicious hot or cold.

Did I mention that it is super easy to make? So easy, in fact, that you may never buy store bought again.

So let’s celebrate Autumn, even if it is still 90 degrees where you live. Maybe the weather will smell our apple cinnamon goodness and get the hint.

The Ingredients:

Saucepan

4 Apples

1/4 cup of sugar

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

3/4 cup of water

Combine the water, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan.

Peel, core and chop up your apples into bits.

Mix them in the saucepan.

Heat on stove over MED HIGH heat for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Then get out your masher. And mash away.

It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth. In fact, chunky is better in my opinion. Like this:

You can serve immediately warm or you can chill in the refrigerator if you prefer it cold. Either way is fantastic.

Not only do you have apple sauce that is worthy of pie filling, but your the apple cinnamon aroma of Autumn will linger in your kitchen. And there is nothing more delicious than that!

Enjoy your applesauce!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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