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Warm Cinnamon Applesauce

Warm Cinnamon Applesauce

This recipe for Warm Cinnamon Applesauce was given to me by my Grandma. It was her way of using up apples that had seen better days, if you know what I mean.

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Melt butter in a saucepan. Cover and simmer apples in butter until completely softened, about 30 minutes. Break up apples with a fork.

Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over apples and stir. Add water if you like a looser consistency. Delicious served warm. Makes 4 servings.

I find that this recipe really does not need the sugar. The apples are sweet enough without it and my kids loved it so why add it?


I think my Grandma added sugar (and butter) to everything. I especially remember her grapefruit. Everytime my sister and I spent the night with her, I would request grapefruit for breakfast. How do you get a kid to eat the most sour, tart fruit on the planet?

Well you cut the grapefruit into halves and put them in bowls. Then you take out all of the membranes and seeds with a grapefruit knife (something she did not have and did it with a paring knife), you put about a teaspoon of sugar over each half, you top with maraschino cherries and drizzle some of the cherry juice over the top.

Now can you see why this was my favorite breakfast? I loved them (and my Grandma for painstakingly making them for me!).

When I made the meal above, I served the warm cinnamon applesauce with jellied cranberries, a salad and this Chicken Rice Casserole Recipe. Perfect for an easy Sunday meal or casual dinner party.

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