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Every year when Hanukkah rolls around, all the fuss is always about homemade latkes, but this year, I’m focusing on the applesauce. Why not ditch the hard-to-open foiled-sealed containers and make your own? It’s easy, just ask my favorite Neighbor, Mr. Rogers:



1/2 cup WATER

1/4 cup SUGAR


Peel, core, and slice apples, and cut them into small chunks. Warm a pan on medium low heat. Add apples and water, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in sugar and continue to stir until smooth and warm. Let cool and serve.

Spice things up with these variations”

  • Add 1/2 tsp of CINNAMON and/or grated fresh GINGER when adding the sugar
  • Mix in a tbsp of leftover CRANBERRY SAUCE from Thanksgiving
  • Swap out 1 apple for a PEAR and see what happens!

What are some other add-ins you can use to make your applesauce stand out?

P.S. Remember when I dunked my head in applesauce? I can’t ever forget it… HAPPY HANUKKAH!!

head in applesauce


*recipe from PBS Kidshttp://pbskids.org/rogers/recipe1.html