What better way to start of the autumn season than with this homemade spiced apple sauce recipe? Apples are full of nutrients. They are high in Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant, B-complex vitamins, which key in maintaining red blood cells and aids in keeping the nervous system in good health.
This recipe was taken from, www.spiciefoodie.com.
4 gala apples, peeled, cored and evenly chopped
1 whole cinnamon stick
1/4 cup brown sugar (more if desired)
small pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
small pinch of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
small piece of lemon peel
3/4 cup of water.
dap of Greek yogurt
raisins, dried cranberries
Place the apple pieces and all remaining ingredients in a pot. Cover and allow to come to a boil over medium heat. Uncover to allow most of the liquid to evaporate and the apples break down. After 10 minutes use a potato masher to further break down the apples to desired consistency. Continue to simmer until nearly all of the liquid has evaporated.
Remove the cinnamon stick or leave if desired. Allow to cool before storing, or serving. Can also be enjoyed warm as a sweet autumn treat.
*The brown sugar may be replaced by sweetener or choice, such as honey or maple syrup.
Yields: 2-3 servings