Did you know that apples help prevent weight gain and even aid weight loss? It’s true. They contain pectin, a substance that delays stomach emptying, keeping you full longer. Pectin also lowers cholesterol almost as effectively as drugs do. - Dr. Mike Moreno
Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a bubble over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very tender, about 30 minutes.
Discard the cinnamon stick.
Mash into a thick purée with the back of a wooden spoon.
TIP: The applesauce can be served warm or cold. Leftovers can be stored in a covered container for up to 3 days. Even better, store in one-serving ramekins or containers.
Source: Used with permission by The 17 Day Diet Cookbook.