Comfort food recipe: Cinnamon apples

green apple and it's slice isolated on whiteEnjoy 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


  1. Place apple slices in 2-quart microwavable casserole or large microwavable bowl. Stir in water, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Cover, and microwave on high 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover and stir. Microwave uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until apples are tender when pierced with fork.

Nutritional information

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”

Layout 1This article appears in the winter 2016 issue of Cancer Care magazine.


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