After peeling and coring apples, dice or cut the apples into small pieces. Add the lemon juice, cinnamon and stevia and use your hand to rub down all the pieces to ensure they are coated.
Place apples in a pot, covered, and let come to a boil, then simmer on low until tender and soft, about 10-15 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Big note there: if you need more lemon juice to rub down the apples, then by all means get out another lemon and squeeze! The second big note is that when you put the apples in the pot, you want there to be a tiny bit of juice at the bottom, but NOT have your apples swimming in lemon juice. I've done this before, just added in all the lemon juice, and the taste is...a little too strong on the lemon side ;)
If you'd like to use another type of sweetener or liquid stevia, by all means go ahead. I've used liquid stevia as well as stevia blends, and they all do well :)
If you're wondering what type of apple to use, McIntosh, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Yellow, Red Delicious, etc. --- they are all good! Once they are boiled down to mush, the difference is in the taste! Indeed, I've used different varieties in the same applesauce and loved every batch of them :)
This is a simple recipe that makes a great snack or dessert, and is also suitable for baby food.
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