Today was cool, cloudy and rainy here. It feels as though fall is on it’s way, and we are well into September (!) so for supper tonight I made some quick homemade applesauce. It made the house smell lovely and cinnamon-y.

This applesauce is super easy to make and stands alone as a delicious snack, or as an accompaniment to a meal. We ate it alongside pan cooked pork chops (local, of course, from M&A which can be found at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market), brown rice and cucumbers from our garden. A meal in seasonal transition!

Simple Applesauce

3 apples, peeled and diced
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)

Combine all in a small saucepot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes*. Check every few minutes or so to make sure there is a bit of water in the bottom of the pot so the apples don’t burn. If the liquid has evaporated, add a few tablespoons of fresh water. When the apples are soft, remove from heat and mash with a potato masher. Enjoy hot, or refrigerate covered for up to three days.

*depending on the age and moisture content of the apples, it may take more or less time to cook the apples


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