Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce – Our Fall FavoriteÂ
I’m not a huge fan of the fall, simply because it means winter is right around the corner. Â BUT one of my favorite fall traditions is taking the kids apple picking and making homemade applesauce. Â This year, unfortunately due to the crazy weather we’ve had in Michigan, the apple crops were in short supply and there wasn’t any apple picking. Â BUT, that didn’t mean we couldn’t make applesauce. Â Thanks Mom for this awesome, and EXTREMELY EASY recipe! Â The
recipe is so easy that my 3 year old daughter’s preschool class made it one day in school. Â And of course, she had to be dressed as a princess to cook!
So, if you are looking for a easy and delicious cinnamon applesauce recipe, look no further!
|Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce - A Fall Favorite|| |
- Apples - any variety and as many as you want, depending on how much you want to make
- Orange Juice
- Red Hots
- Peel core and chop up the apples, smaller pieces cook down faster. Put them into a pot.
- Add ½ as much orange juice as you have apples. If your apples go 3 inches up your pot, fill the orange juice 1.5 inches.
- Let simmer and stir until the apples become soft and can be mashed. I like lumpy applesauce, but if you like it smoother you can continue to mash them.
- Add Red Hots for the cinnamon flavor and the pretty pink hue.
- Add sugar to taste if the Red Hots didn't sweeten it enough.
- Let cool and ENJOY! This recipe freezes really well so don't worry about making a huge batch!