Happy Fall, everyone!
Today I have a tasty gift for you, so keep reading.
Not long after I met a cute guy at the college newspaper I got to taste the best cinnamon sugar applesauce on the planet. He took me home to visit his family in West Michigan where this delicious sauce is served with regularity at family dinners. I ended up marrying Jeff Haywood (not for the applesauce, but that certainly sweetened the deal) and now we serve this super sweet applesauce at our diner table.
This recipe is our adaptation of the tasty applesauce Jeff’s mom, Connie Haywood, has been making for years. With her permission, we’re passing this recipe on to you. Make some for your family and friends to enjoy!
5 lbs. apples (macintosh or a mix of whatever is in season)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
1) Peel, core and slice the apples into small pieces.
2) Fill your dutch oven pot three/fourths the way with apples. Add 1/4 c. of water.
3) Put on medium heat and cover. Stir every 5 minutes to avoid scorching.
4) When the apples start to look mushy, turn off the heat and let the covered pot sit for about 15 minutes.
Stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Let cool.
5) Serve warm or freeze for up to three years.
This recipe makes about three quarts.