Post picking season leaves my family with POUNDS of the most fresh and crisp apples. Although I am bias to New York apples, any will do for this simple sauce. Unlike pre-packaged apple sauces, this recipe has no added sugar! With only 5 ingredients, this healthy fall side will spice up any dish like pancakes, roast pork or just a sweet snack!
BONUS- this leaves your kitchen and house smelling like the perfect fall candle!!
Yield: 2-3 cups
4-5 large apples, diced small – any kind is fine (I like Gala or Granny Smith for some tartness)
2 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks (or just 1 Tablespoon ground)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a medium sauce pan add all ingredients and over low heat cook for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed to stew apples.
- Remove cinnamon sticks.
- Once apples have started to break down, mash with a spoon. Continue mashing until desired texture is achieved (personal preference, I like mine chunkier).
- Leave to cool before storing.
Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.