Use past-their-prime apples to make a big batch of this sweet treat, which makes for a quick snack or guilt-free dessert topped with some granola and a dollop of vanilla yogurt.
- 3 lbs McIntosh apples
- ½ cup apple cider
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Peel the apples and cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in a heavy-duty pot with cider, brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and reduce to a rolling simmer.
- Cover the pot and cook for 15 min., stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Mash the apples using a potato masher to desired consistency.
- October 2017