One of my favorite Fall flavors is applesauce. Beyond the amazing flavor, I love that it makes the whole house smell warm and inviting. Over the years I have tried several different recipes, but they always had tons of sugar in them. So I decided to try and make my own recipe. With a bit of research I was able to put together a recipe that is a slam dunk. It’s not only the best tasting applesauce I have ever had, it is really good for you.
start with about 3 lbs of apples and a couple of pears (the quality of the fruit definitely makes a difference – I used the fruit we picked in Julian)
peel the apples and pears fully
core and dice your fruit into roughly 1 inch pieces
throw them in a pot with a splash of water (1/4 cup) and lemon juice (1 tblsp)
add 1 cinnamon stick and 1 (generous) tablespoon of honey
give it a stir, partially cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally for about 40 minutes until it cooks down
voilà, remove the cinnamon stick and tuck in!
Hope that you all enjoy a great Fall weekend!