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?
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.