I love apples! Not just during the fall and winter, but all year long, apples are my favorite fruit. So, naturally, I love applesauce, but I do not love what applesauce does to my waistline, thanks to all of the sugar.
Well, one day I was looking around some blogs and found a great recipe for skinny-ish applesauce!
I made it while staying with my parents, and I had my dad try it. His first question was, “how much sugar did you add?” I was happy to report NONE… sort of.
All of the sugar comes from the honey and the dried fruits. This also makes it extremely affordable to make, and it’s easy too!
(adapted recipe from HERE)
What You Need:
3 apples (peeled, chopped)
raisins, or whatever dried fruit you have
What You Do:
Preheat the over to 350 degrees
Add chopped apples to a glass baking pan
Lightly coat them in a sprinkling of cinnamon (use your judgement based on how much you like cinnamon)
Add your dried fruit
Drizzle honey all over it
Cover with foil, and bake for 35-45 minutes, or longer if you like your apples softer. Mix them up every 15 minutes or so while they’re cooking.
Mush with a fork and enjoy!
Messiness – Surprisingly, this isn’t that messy. I made it on my lunch break while I was working and the cook time gives you the opportunity to clean off all of the tools you used.
Simplicity – This may be the easiest recipe for applesauce I’ve found, in addition to being one of the healthiest.
Budget – All of these ingredients can be found at the 99cent store, and if not, they’re still pretty cheap. In fact, my parents happened to have everything I needed, which was why this was a perfect chance to try it.
Delicious Factor – 5/5. Easy! And while I’m not a big fan of ice cream, I can see that making this even better. Who doesn’t want a warm dessert fresh out of the over to go with some ice cream?!