One of my dear friends taught me how to make this last Fall with the older apples that had fallen from their neighbor's tree. Remember, the older the apples, the better! Why? Apples get sweeter & softer as they age. And, it's a great way to eliminate waste by using apples you no longer want to eat raw. Check it out for yourself - it's super easy!
5 old small apples (about 2 cups)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp honey (sub for maple syrup, agave, sugar, stevia etc.)
On high heat, bring a big pot of water to boil on the stove top
While the water is boiling, rinse, peel, & cut your apples - cut your apples into quarters, cut out the seeds in the middle, & peel off as much of the skin as you desire
Once the water is boiling, add in your peeled apple quarters!
Boil your apples for about 10-15 minutes - it honestly depends on how soft your apples were to begin with
Let your apples cool then mash them up into your apple sauce - you can leave your sauce chunky, or puree it if you'd rather - how smooth of a texture your apple sauce is, is totally up to you!
Once the apples are mixed to your liking, add your spices, honey & vanilla - tip: I like to add the honey while the apple sauce is still a little warm so it mixes better.
Enjoy your healthy, tasty apple sauce right away, or save it in the fridge for later!