It's officially apple picking season! From sweet pies to savory pork dishes, the entire family can enjoy the fruits of your labor with this quick and simple recipe!
I am absolutely loving all of the happy fall content pumping out of peoples' IG feeds right now! I never understand why it annoys people to see everyone getting into fall mode after summer. I get it, it's "officially" still summer, but seeing people so excited and upbeat about transitioning into a new season and a fresh start always makes me feel really inspired and happy. Fall is so much fun!
Guess what else I'm here for? All of the totally basic, obviously obligatory, completely typical apple picking adventure photos that everyone is sharing every single Saturday-Monday. I think apple picking is one of the sweetest traditions (maybe pun intended?) in the entire world, and you best believe I've got our apple picking day noted in the calendar and you will most definitely see several shots of sweet little Cecily prancing through an orchard, living her best life, and picking apples from a tree perched on Dada's shoulder. How could you ever @ me on that? This is beautiful stuff.
Anyway, if you're looking for something to do with those apples once you get home and realize you did not need all 100 pounds of them (we've all done it), this In a Sn-applesauce recipe is for you. It lives up to it's name as a quick and simple one-pan recipe. It's perfect for the whole family as breakfast, school lunches or snack packs, a midday sweet treat, or even dessert a la mode! Made with fresh, delicious, and natural ingredients, you really get to savor the naturally sweet and tart flavors of those perfectly crisp fall apples and still feel good after. Your apples won't go to to waste, and you won't have a huge mess to clean up, either!
Enjoy the fruits of your labor with a yummy bowl of In a Sn-applesauce.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Yield: 4-6 Kids' Servings
3 apples (I like to mix sweet and tart with 2 Honey Crisp and 1 Granny Smith), peeled and cut into cubes
3 ½ cups water
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cinnamon stick
Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cooking until the apples are soft enough to mash with a fork. If the pan seems dry, add one teaspoon of water at a time for the apples to absorb.
Remove the cinnamon stick. Mash the apples using a potato masher, a fork, or to save time, add it to the blender or food processor and pulse until you reach your preferred texture. Serve chilled or at room temperature and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.