Fruit is a wonderful way to turn dessert into a healthy treat. Colorful and sweet, fruit is favored by adults and children alike. Next time you are planning to serve a dessert – try using fruit as a base, the possibilities are endless.
Some of our favorites are a simple melon salad, berries with homemade whip cream, mint berry salad (berries with plain yogurt, honey and fresh mint leaves) and these cinnamon apples. The natural sweetness of fruit makes it a delicious and healthy alternative to sugary and junk laden “desserts”.
The following recipe for cinnamon apples can be served as a dessert or even a side dish. When making this recipe, double or triple the batch and turn the leftovers into homemade applesauce. The time consuming part is the peeling and coring of the apples. This is a great time to recruit little helpers and get them involved in the kitchen. Peel and core the apples and let your kids “cut” the apples into smaller pieces with spiral cutters or other child safe choppers.
To make applesauce simply pour leftovers into a blender and blend to desired consistency. The applesauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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