Linda Quinn: Hi! I am Linda Quinn, registered dietitian with New York apples. This time of year many people celebrate Hanukkah with and tradition and respect. Families love the lights, the songs, the gifts and the fruit. But no Hanukkah tradition is complete without potato latkes and nothing goes better with this time on our tradition then homemade apple sauce from delicious fresh apples.
There are many joy's traditions during Hanukkah and adding homemade apple sauce could add the nutrients and fiber you need to offset the crispy tress and bring healthy balance.
Adding fresh and natural apples gives the clean and homemade twist which is perfect for a holiday so steeped in tradition. And making homemade apple sauce is so easy. Start with your favorite apples. Although many recipes call for certain varieties, farm experts says, a mixture of your favorites can really make a recipe pop. Instead of peeling the apples leave the skins on. Most of the important and protective vital nutrients are found in the skin. This is a simple and easier way of making healthy and nutritious apple sauce and saves you lots of time in the kitchen.
After cutting out the cores and slicing it to one inch size pieces simply add six apples to a sauce pan with the 3/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup sugar, bring to a boil and then simmer, let this cook for about 40 minutes, add a 1/2 of teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of lemon then add your mixture to a bowl and mash.
Homemade apple sauce adds great taste and a wonderful aroma to your holiday table. So this Hanukkah, start your own tradition and think fresh, think apples.