Monday, September 17, 2012

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

I have begun doing preschool curriculum at home with Braydon.  Some days we do an activity, one day we might take a fun trip and other days we might have a cooking day based off of the letter we are learning.  Since we have begun with A, we learned about apples and apple trees so we thought it would be fun to make our own applesauce.

To begin- peel, core and slice about 8 apples and place them in a large pot along with a few strips of orange or lemon peel, 3-4 tbsp lemon juice, some cinnamon sticks, 1/4 c brown sugar, 1/4 c white sugar, a dash of nutmeg and 1 c water.

Mix together, cover your pot and bring to a boil.  Once bubbling, lower to a simmer and allow to cook for about 25 minutes until the apples have softened and form an applesauce texture. 

Be sure to remove the peels and cinnamon sticks before serving.

 Let cool and enjoy!  We had a warm bowl with our lunch to finish our day of A!