Simple Apple Sauce

Feb 04, 2021
Photograph by Jocelyn Morales

A simple, satisfying 3-ingredient recipe to get your prescribed apple (or two) a day


As we’ve always heard, an apple a day keeps the doctor away

Anthony Williams (aka the Medical Medium) tells us in his book, Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love With the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables that eating 2 apples or more a day can aid in the prevention of colon, liver, breast, prostate, and lung cancer — and can also dramatically decrease the risk of a stroke. Apples are a critical food for the liver and have many undiscovered properties that support liver health. The simplest form of getting packed with nutrition.

There is nothing like biting into a crisp, juicy, sweet apple, but in winter months when the prime harvest season has passed (and we know good apples here in the Hudson Valley!), apples start to have a little less snap and start to become a bit mealy. That however, doesn’t mean that they still don’t hold all the healing magic — they just aren’t always as enjoyable. No worries. There is still a great way to use those apples that are starting to lose their firmness. 

Throw this 3-ingredient recipe into a pot and whip up some delicious apple sauce that can be eaten hot or cold, as a side dish, the main dish or dressed up with garnishes like nuts and other fresh fruits. Go ahead and be creative, just make sure you keep up with your apple a day! 

Photograph by Lea Haas


  • 4 apples
  • ½ cup water or cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 2 tsp of ground cinnamon 


  1. Peel, core and chop apples 
  2. Add apples, water and cinnamon to a pot and simmer (approximately 15 minutes)
  3. You can mash when tender or continue to cook till super soft and ready to eat

Photograph by Lea Haas


—Lea Haas, Owner, The Garden Café Woodstock


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