Sunday Dinner: “An apple a day…”

Fall apples are the best. Crisp, sweet, and juicy. Red, green, or yellow, I like them all.

Raw, apples are a great snack that can quickly go into your bag or pocket on the way out the door. Compost the core for sustainable living or, if you live in the woods like I do, fling it through the trees as a treat for the wild critters.

However, my favorite way to eat apples is as applesauce. I started making applesauce when my sons were toddlers. They would watch me peel, cut, core, chop the fruit, and dump it into a pot. They could barely wait the 20 minutes or so that it takes to get the right consistency. Yum!

I’ve perfected my applesauce recipe since then. I melt a small pat of butter, dump in four or five apples (peeled, cut, cored, and chopped, of course) add cinnamon and maybe a dash of nutmeg. I like to add goji berries for the added health benefits. And, to make it even better, this recipe is sugar free and gluten free, too!

Do you want to see how it’s done?

Cut apple

Cut apple in half.

Core the apple

Cut out the core.

Peeled apple

Peel the apple

Chopped apple

Chop it

Butter melting

Melt a pat of butter.

Adding apple pieces.

Add the apple pieces.

Adding cinnamon.

Add a bit of cinnamon. 1/2 tsp. or so.

Cover and simmer

Cover and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes.

Goji berries

These are Goji berries.

Adding berries

Add goji berries

Stirring

Simmer and stir.

Finished applesauce

Yum!

Note: If this applesauce is not quite sweet enough for you, add a bit of raw agave nectar or pure stevia. That keeps this treat low on the glycemic index.

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