10-minute Chunky Apple Sauce

Make this while your dinner is cooking and serve it warm, or with some vanilla ice cream for dessert.

I’ve had some heirloom apples in my fruit drawer since mid-December (that’s 3 months taking up prime real estate in the fruit drawer). They were a gorgeous deep purplish-red and tasted like something just this side of cardboard. But what a waste to throw them away! Today I peeled and cored them, put them in a pot with just a little water, sprinkled on some cinnamon, and for about 10 minutes of effort I have a bowl of fresh apple sauce. Surprisingly, the apple sauce tastes good as is—I didn’t add any sugar.

Chunky Apple Sauce

  • 8 apples, peeled, cored and cut into quarters or eighths
  • 1/2-1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 c. water

Put everything in a pot, cover and let simmer until the apples are very soft, about 45 minutes. Mash the apples using a potato masher. That’s all.

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