Enjoy this recipe as you would homemade applesauce, as a snack or for dessert. Cinnamon apples go good with pancakes, waffles or biscuits. For variety, you may want to add ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves in addition to the cinnamon. The recipe may help relieve mouth sores, and its fiber content may help with diarrhea.
3 medium unpeeled tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith or Braeburn), sliced (3 cups)
½ cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Place apple slices in 2-quart microwavable casserole or large microwavable bowl. Stir in water, sugar and cinnamon.
- Cover, and microwave on high 5 minutes.
- Uncover and stir. Microwave uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until apples are tender when pierced with fork.
A 2/3 cup serving includes 200 calories; 200 milligrams potassium; 48 grams total carbohydrate; and 5 grams dietary fiber.
Source: “The Betty Crocker Living With Cancer Cookbook”
This article appears in the winter 2016 issue of Cancer Care magazine.