An Apple a Day…

I recently went apple picking in Wisconsin with my girlfriends for our annual adventure.  There were plenty of options to choose from which had my mind swirling around what I was going to do with my peck of apples.  The crisp weather lends itself nicely to wholesome apple treats.  Applesauce immediately came to mind and I wanted to share this easy and delicious recipe.  Added bonus- your home will be filled with the cinnamon apple goodness.

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Ingredients:

  • 8-10 apples peeled and chopped (type is up to you, but I like a variety)
  • 1/2-1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp butter (optional)
  • 2-3 packets of Truvia (you can use regular sugar if you prefer)
  • 2 cups water

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Directions:

  1. Fill sauce pan with 2 cups of water and add the peeled/chopped apples- bring them to a simmer to slowly cook the apples down for about 20 min with the lid on to trap the heat
  2. Check on the apples slowly stirring them as they simmer and continue to reduce (note:  apples have water in them so you might need to remove some of the water for a chunkier consistency)
  3. As the apples start to reduce, add in the cinnamon and sugar starting with the smaller amounts- you can always add more
  4. Once combined, return the mixture to a simmer uncovered
  5. Take a taste to see if it needs more cinnamon and sugar- it all depends on the apples you choose and what you prefer
  6. Once you’re  happy with the flavor and consistency, add in 1-2 tbsp of butter to finish
  7. Enjoy!

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