Easy  Cinnamon Applesauce

It’s delicious, versatile, and easy to store for future meals and snacks. And takes just 30 minutes!

Ingredients:  – Apples: You can use any apple you like for this, though ones that taste good fresh will have the best flavor here.  – Cinnamon – Lemon juice (optional)

1

Wash, dry, and peel the apples. Discard the peel and core. Roughly chop into 1-inch pieces. Add to a medium pot with 1½ cups water.

2

Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, or until the apples are breaking down and soft.

3

If the mixture is rapidly boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low.) Stir in the cinnamon and lemon juice if using. Turn off heat.

4

Mash with a potato masher or with the back of a wooden spoon. Or, let cool slightly and puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender to blend very smooth.

5

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer, once fully cooled, in a freezer-safe container or in an ice cube tray or reusable pouches.

6

You can mix apple types, just know they may not cook at exactly the same rate. (So you may need to cook a little longer.)