Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Cinnamon Apple Sauce

If only I could bottle up the smell of this apple sauce and keep it around the house all the time! I found the recipe for these apples at Missy Rakes’ blog, Graceful Little Honey Bee, and we love them. They are a staple for our pancake nights now. It works out really well to get these started on the stove and then mix up my pancake batter. By the time my pancakes are finished, the apples are too! I’m including my smaller version below, but you should go over and check out Missy’s blog too. She’s such a blessing!

Homemade Applesauce

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What You’ll Need:

½ stick butter

2 apples

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

cinnamon

 

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What To Do:

  1. Place a ½ stick of butter in a small sauce pan to melt over medium heat.
  2. While the butter is melting, core and chop 2 apples into small pieces. (My favorites are Jonagolds – they are so firm and sweet! The red skins give a nice color to this applesauce.)
  3. Put the apples in the sauce pan with the hot butter, and add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the mix. Stir until the apples are covered with the butter/sugar mixture.
  4. Cover the apples and let them simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. (This is where I usually start making my homemade pancakes!)
  5. Add a dash of cinnamon to the apples about 5 minutes before the pancakes are ready to serve.
  6. The apples are done when they are soft and begin to mash a little as you stir them. It should take about 15 minutes to get them to that point.

We like to eat ours on top of our pancakes with peanut butter and syrup. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! What sides to you have for pancake nights? I would love to hear your ideas! 🙂

~ Erin