It’s no secret that I love to bake. With all the excess apples in my house I had about a million ideas of things I could make. Pie, apple crisp, apple cinnamon muffins… the list could go on forever. Instead I decided to make a treat on the healthier side: maple walnut applesauce. The idea came to me when I was deciding what I could sweeten my applesauce with that wasn’t processed sugar. Maple syrup took the win and this delicious concoction was born. Enjoy!
Maple Walnut Applesauce
- about 10 medium-sized apples
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- ~1/4 cup maple syrup (I used slightly less)
1. Peel and chop your apples into slices and toss them into a sauce pan.
2. Sprinkle some spices over the apples and stir so the apples are all spiced. The spices I used are listed and I used the most of cloves and cinnamon because those are my favorites. 🙂
3. Turn the stove on to medium and add 3/4 cup apple cider. Cover the pan with a lid and let sit for 10 minutes or so.
4. Let the apples cook and check back to stir occasionally. Meanwhile, toast your walnuts in a frying pan over medium heat. Don’t skip this step!
5. Once the apples have cooked long enough to turn into applesauce, mash up the bigger pieces with your spoon and add the walnuts and maple syrup. Start with a little bit of syrup, taste, and add more until you feel that it is sweet enough. You won’t need much, I promise!
6. Make sure you eat some while it’s still warm. 🙂