Did you know that the state fruit of New York is the apple? There are dozens of apple varieties in New York, which all provide a unique flavor.

Applesauces can be made with any of them, some more sour, others sweeter in taste, so you can fine tune the type of applesyou use. This version of applesauce can be made in both a microwave and on a stove.

APPLESAUCE

Ingredients

4 apples of any kind, chopped

¼ cup water

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Microwave:

1. Place chopped apples in microwave-safe bowl with water and microwave for 8-10 minutes on high power. Continue to microwave in 2 minute intervals if the apples are not soft enough.

2. Mash cooked apples with a fork or potato masher and add cinnamon. You can also stick the apples in a blender or food processor if you have one

Stove Top:

1. Combine apples and water in saucepan. Heat to boiling. Turn heat to low as soon as the water is boiling.

2. Simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

3. Mash cooked apples with a fork or potato masher and add cinnamon

Makes: 4 servings

Serving size: ½ cup

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