- 6 large apples
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
Cut apples into 8 slices. Place all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook for an additional 45 minutes.
Remove cinnamon sticks and puree in a blender, a food processor, use an immersion blender. Allow to cool and refrigerate.
NOTE: For more fiber and color (rosey applesauce) leave the skin on. If you have fussy eaters (husbands or children) then peel the apples before cooking. If you don't like cinnamon, leave it out. I used Red Delicious apples because they're sweeter than the green variety, but use what you like. If you choose to use Granny Smith, then you'll need to add more sugar. Makes approximately 4 1/2 cups.