Plenty of us have purchased large bags of fruit just to let them rot. Why not explore new ideas so SNAP dollars don’t go to waste. Let’s talk specially about apples. Applesauce is a household classic that has been around for years. Instead of purchasing it at the store, homemade applesauce will put your fruit to use, allow you to control/reduce the amount of sugar in your food, and please your snack craving in the process. The recipe listed below is simple enough for a child to prepare, but does require adult supervision/assistance.
A ring-style apple corer and divider will be safer than a knife and allow children to prepare the apples. These apple corers and wedgers are available at prices ranging between just over $5 up to $20. The more expensive apple wedgers will be made of stainless steel, have more comfortable handles, and accommodate larger apples. The good news is, with proper care the device should last and provide repeated use.
7 apples, washed, cored, and cut in half (no need to cut in half when using an apple corer and wedger)
½ cup water
¼ cup white or brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a large pot, add apples, water, and sugar.
- Cook apples, water, and sugar over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
- Add cinnamon and stir before serving.
If the serving size is too large, put the extra applesauce into mason jars and freeze for later or gift them. If you’re interested in exploring more types of applesauce, try mixing the traditional flavor with different fruits.
Recipe and nutrition facts can be accessed at:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (133 grams)
Serving Size per container: 10
Amount per serving
Total Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 23 g
Dietary Fiber: 3g