6 apples, peeled (optional)
1 cup water
Cinnamon, lemon juice or sugar (optional)

Quarter apples, remove the cores and cut into 1 inch pieces. You may leave the skins on for flavor and nutrients. Simmer with water until soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander. Mash in bowl, leaving apples somewhat chunky or puree in a blender or food process. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 1 cup serving.

Nutritional values per serving

Calories: 104
Fat: 0 gm
Saturated Fat: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 28 gm
Fiber: 4 gm
Protein: 0 gm
Sodium: 0 mg

Reprinted with permission from: Preston Maring, MD
Reviewed by: Sue Heikkinen, MS, RD, CDE
Last updated: May 7, 2006