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Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

Apple and cinnamon

Chunky applesauce is a great way to get your daily fruits. Making homemade applesauce is a great way to use your apples at harvest, too!

Ingredients

8 medium tart apples
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup red hot candies

Note: Several different apple varieties can be used for additional flavors in the sauce.

Directions

Place apples and water in a 5-quart saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until tender.

Mash the apples. Add sugar and candies. Cook, uncovered, until sugar and candies dissolve.

The texture of the sauce will often depend on the variety of apple, some cook up softer than others, providing a smoother textured sauce. For smoother apple sauce if it is too chunky, place sauce in blender or a food processor and blend until desired consistency.

Remove from the heat; cool. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Diabetic Exchange: 3 fruit.

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