Sunday, July 20, 2014

Apples and Raisins #lowfat #lowcalorie

A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to Ryan's granny. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life. Everyone who met her loved her. I can clearly remember meeting her for the very first time six years ago. I was nervous and hoping Ryan's grandparents liked me enough. 

I was polite to them both and she stopped me right then and there...

She said, "You're my family. You just call me Granny."

I was blessed to have her in my life. 

After she passed, my husband started sharing stories from his childhood. He has amazing memories of her. He kept talking about her always making him apple and raisins. I figured there would be some secret recipe and picked his mom's brain. It couldn't have been easier! Even when she told me how to make it I kept thinking, "Surely something that simple can't be what my husband is raving about."

I literally took five red apples, peeled and sliced them. Threw them in a pot with a box of raisins. Add about three cups of water and a tablespoon of cinnamon. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmering until all of the liquid has evaporated and everything is tender. 

It is seriously that easy, but it is amazing! No sugar or anything needed. 

We eat it for dessert, as a side dish, or as a topping on waffles or biscuits. 

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