Okay, I admit it, this is just a basic recipe for applesauce, but it’s so easy and provides so much joy in our house that I just had to share it. I particularly like making this with the kids because it has so few ingredients yet is still so yummy. They really get to see first hand the pure pleasure of a whole food. Not to mention: the good old reliable apple fortifies the immune system and can reduce fever and ease a cough as we enter cold and flu season.
The sweet delicious, local apples we are still getting from our CSA (Cream of the Crop CSA) are the size of a large grapefruit! First, we like to try to balance those beauties on our heads standing on one foot, then we make Cinnamon Apple Fluff Supreme! We all get out our cutting board and little knives and chop away. Ten minutes later we have two big jars of cinnamon apple fluff in the fridge.
- 5-10 apples chopped and cored
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Add water, apples and cinnamon to pot. Cover pot and cook apples on medium heat until soft. Add softened apples and water (about 1-2 inches) to blender. Blend until totally smooth (This is the key. Blend long enough to aerate the sauce.). Serve hot or cold.
Tip: This is a frequent dessert in our home. We also use it for baking as a substitute for oil and/or sweetener. And it’s a nice condiment for dipping potato pancakes.
Tracy Gary is a homemade and real food enthusiast and the mother of two foodie tots. She is the founder of Intuition Nutrition, a whole food and healthy lifestyle education program.