Delicious Healthy Applesauce

ApplesAh, it sure feels like Fall today in the Twin Cities doesn't it?  This weather has us thinking about all the wonderful things to love about a Minnesota fall day-- getting snuggly indoors with those we love, watching the leaves change, and enjoying delicious apples, abundant at local orchards this time a year.  Perhaps you joined us last Friday for our annual Afton Apple Orchard Outing and have some apples left to enjoy, or maybe you have plans to head out to an orchard in the coming weeks-- either way, this healthy, nourishing and delicious recipe will give you good reason to enjoy the fall harvest of apples!

This applesauce would make a great healthy snack in pregnancy, birth (great energy boost!) or the postpartum and would equally make a delicious meal for any little ones you have at home (kids love this nourishing recipe).  Making this at home with your family is a fun way to get everyone involved in cooking and the Autumn spirit, which is fast upon us!    

The ingredients are so simple!

12 medium apples and 2 sticks of cinnamon

Preparation:

1.  Peel, core and slice your apples into thin (1/4 inch) slices.  You can use a fancy all in one peeler, corer, slicer device or just do it the old fashion way!

2.  Place the apples and the cinnamon sticks in a large pyrex (or similar oven-safe) glass bowl with a lid.  

3.  Bake at 350 for 60 to 90 minutes until apples are soft

4.  Take the apples out and allow them to cool slightly.  

5.  Crush the apples with a potato masher until the sauce is your preferred consistency.  

6.  Enjoy straight up, or add to yogurt or latkes.  Mmmm delicious!

Serves 4-6