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Applesauce

Homemade Apple Sauce

I have seen recipes for this everywhere.  I thought…what is the big deal?  Its applesauce.  Where is the big benefit to making this yourself?  How much of a challenge could applesauce be?  Why all the fuss?  Accordingly, I had to try this and see if I could make it better.

Wow….now I get it.  This was great.  I don’t think I could ever use a jar again.  If you are in the small minority of people who haven’t seen or tried a recipe for make it yourself, you should give it a shot.

  • 8 apples peeled, cored and cut in chunks (I used a mix of granny smith, golden delicious and honeycrisp)
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar (I love those pre-measured and sealed sacks)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon peel
  • Teaspoon of lemon juice

Place in a slow cooker on low for six hours stirring occasionally.  At the end of six hours remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peel.  If you would like a finer sauce use a potato masher or immersion blender to puree.  I had it just the way it was and I can’t stop eating it.  I already need to make more.  This makes about three cups.

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Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples

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Today’s Recipe:

This is a perfect almost healthy weeknight dessert.  It also makes your house smell fabulous.  It tastes like a crisp but has much less calories and fat.

  • 1 large apple split in half and core scooped out
  • 2 tablespoons of uncooked oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and spray baking dish with PAM.

Mix honey and oatmeal together and place one half in the scooped area of each apple half.  Place in the baking dish and sprinkle one teaspoon of lemon juice over each half.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until apple is shriveled and cinnamon is browned.

Serve in individual bowls.  You could top with ice cream or whip cream, but it really isn’t necessary.

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