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When I first started dating my husband, which seems like a million years ago, he used to eat 2-3 apples a day! This guy loved apples. Not sure what happened, but I only see him eat apples these days if I make this yummy applesauce or if we have a quick snack of apples and cheese. I can tell you that homemade apple sauce is one of the simple pleasures in life and it’s very simple to make.
My recipe is very quick and I like to think it’s a bit less guilty because I use Brown Sugar Splenda instead of regular lite brown sugar. Also I use just a little butter because I find the water from the apples themselves is enough to make a nice sauce. Now I say that and it’s true, at least for every-day apple sauce. But when I make it for the holidays or a special occasion, I use the real brown sugar and about two tablespoons of butter which makes it much creamier with a true caramel flavor.
Now you are probably expecting me to go about the apples and the doctor but I won’t bore you with that. Instead I will tell you that apples are low in calories, high in fiber, loaded with vitamin C and they have no fat. So of course, you should eat an apple every day!
Because I usually have a jar of fresh apple sauce in my refrigerator, I use it as a side with pork chops, of course a topping for oatmeal, pancakes, yogurt and even ice cream (which you probably shouldn’t eat every day). I recently saw apple sauce poured on top of a block of cream cheese served with shortbread cookies and sliced apples. I haven’t tried it yet, but you can bet it will. I’ll probably even share the simple recipe and photos.Print
- 5 large apples – peeled and dices
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 3 TBS Splenda Brown Sugar (or regular brown sugar)
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a stove top pan.
- Cook on high for 2-4 minutes, until it just starts to boil.
- Turn to low and cook for 20-25 minutes stirring from time-to-time.