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Fall is my favorite time of the year. The harvest comes in and my favorite treats are ready! Caramel Apples, Apple Cake, Applesauce, Apple Cider. I evidently enjoy apples.
This year, I took my son to pick apples at a local orchard. He was a grumpy three-year-old the whole time who refused to wear long pants and a heavy coat. His shorts and athletic zip up jacket did not do much for him to prevent the cold (and he refused my jacket when offered). If your child is like mine, perhaps a book and mug of hot cider will better suit your needs this fall.
After reading your favorite apple book, here is a lovely recipe my family has used for years to make homemade, warm, delicious, comforting applesauce!
- 4 medium apples (peeled, cored, and chopped up)
- ¾ cup of water
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
Simply add all your ingredients into a saucepan or pot, cover it with the lid, and cook the apples down on medium heat for about 15 or 20 minutes. Let it cool down for a while then mash them up with a fork or potato masher. If you want it really pureed, you can put it in the blender!
Enjoy by itself or as a topping on vanilla ice cream (gasp!)