This cool weather that has descended onto Utah has really got me into the fall spirit! I find myself cooking up all kinds of warm comfort foods… I always seem to be on the lookout for warm breakfast ideas for my kids when they wake up at the crack of dawn! They always want to be fed immediately. I decided to whip up a batch of home made Maple Spice Applesauce and it was quite the hit! Perfect for quick breakfast along with a granola bar, served up just in time to make it to the bus! Whew! It has also been great for after school snacks (warm or cold) topped with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
I definitely had my share of this warm new breakfast item. The only problem was that it didn’t stick around too long! Man we ate it up like you wouldn’t believe… I need to take a moment to make a triple batch and store a few quarts in the refrigerator so that it might last for a week.
The yummy mix of real maple syrup and fall spices really ramps up the flavor in this applesauce setting it apart from your average recipe.
Maybe this applesauce it just the recipe your menu has been waiting for! I love that it comes together so quickly and is so versatile. It was definitely a kid favorite in our house.
Here’s the handy dandy recipe!
- 3 large or 4 medium sized golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and 1” diced
- 3 large or 4 medium sized granny smith apples, peeled, cored and 1” diced
- 1-cup water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Cinnamon to taste
- Serve with whipped cream & sprinkle with nutmeg
- In a large pot add diced apples, water and lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until apples are very soft.
- Use a potato masher to crush apples to desired consistency. Add maple syrup, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir together.
- Serve warm with a dollop of sweet whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting with me today! Have a happy fall day, and enjoy that homemade applesauce!