Create: Warm Cinnamon Applesauce for a Chilly Night

The beautiful apples from the farmers’ market inspired me to make applesauce. Well, also, I bought more apples than I knew what to do with. Either way, I got rid of the fruit farm growing in my kitchen, and my kitchen smells like I’ve been baking apple pies all day. On a cold night,  it’s nice to have a bowl of warm, apple goodness…

Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Note: If you like your applesauce unsweetened forgo the honey.

8 mixed apples (Golden Delicious and Gala), cut into wedges. Note the beautiful mixture of yellow, green and red colors.

Juice 1 lemon over the apples, so they don’t brown
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey (or sugar in the raw)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup apple cider (or water)


1. Sprinkle the chopped apples with cinnamon.

2. In a large saucepan combine the apples, 1/2 cup cider, honey, and salt, bring the liquid to a boil, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally and breaking up the apples, for 20 minutes.

3. When the mixture is the consistency of a chunky puree pass the apples through a food mill and return to the saucepan. If you are looking for a smooth consistency, I recommend using an immersion blender instead of a food mill.
5. Serve the applesauce warm with your potato latkes.


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