Snacks: Ginger Applesauce

We've all been there.  That pound of apples you planned on eating all week finally start to resemble a kid after a post-playground elementary school tussle - bruised all over.  There are a few things you can do here - sugar up the apples for a pie, make some crisp, but what if you want to skip all that sugar and make a healthy, portable and easily digestible snack?

Applesauce has a stigma about it, mostly because it resembles baby food.  But with just a few extra ingredients, you can easily bring your applesauce into adulthood.

1 lb of apples, cored and chopped (keep the skin, it's where all the nutrients hang out)
1/2 cup of water
1 tbs of lemon juice
1 tbs of ginger root, chopped fine or ground
1/2 tsp of cloves, ground
1 tsp of high quality honey
1 tsp of cinnamon (I rec the Spice House Saigon Cinnamon

There isn't much to this - you toss all the ingredients in a crockpot on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally to keep the edges from burning and to mash up the apples.  If the skin is still flaking about the mixture, let is sit for a while longer.  
Almost done...

Mash it up, stick in some tupperware, and bring it to work.

Questions, additions, comments?


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