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Homemade Applesauce

apples (cut in quarters)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

 Wash and then cut apples in quarters. Apples can be peeled, but fiber will be decreased. Combine apples and water in a saucepan. Heat to boiling. Turn heat to low as soon as the water is boiling. Simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Stir in sugar and cinnamon and heat until sugar is dissolved. Serve warm. Source: Michigan State Extension via USDA Mixing Bowl.

Apple Salad

2 cups apples, diced
1 cup celery, diced
½ cup raisins
½ cup walnuts (optional)
2 tablespoons salad dressing or mayonnaise
½ tablespoon orange juice

Mix orange juice with salad dressing or mayonnaise.Toss apples, celery, raisins and walnuts with the dressing mixture. Source:  University of Tennessee Extension.

Fresh Apple Crisp

6 medium all-purpose or cooking apples
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons of butter or margarine

Peel and slice apples into a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Toss to coat. Place in a buttered baking dish. In a small bowl combine brown sugar,  flour,  butter or margarine. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over apples. Bake at 375 °F for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Makes six servings. Source: Clemson Extension