We continue our series on favorite holiday recipes with a special treat from our resident cover artist, Amanda Mullins. Amanda is responsible for nearly all the beautiful artwork that adorns our books, and we happen to think she is a creative genius. Turns out, she’s also a whiz in the kitchen!
I am bringing you all a healthy version of one of my all time favorite comfort foods, Cinnamon Apple Sauce. This is a dish my Grandmother would serve during every holiday season. It filled the kitchen with a wonderful smell, and it reminds me of her every time I make it. I am grateful to share it with you this year!
Amanda’s Cinnamon Apple Sauce
5 Large granny smith apples
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 Cup pure maple syrup
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
Peel apples and cut into 1 inch pieces.
Place in medium pot over medium heat.
Coat apples with cinnamon, maple syrup, lime juice, and salt.
Simmer until apples are soft, about 20 minutes total. Stir mixture every 5 minutes.
Mash lightly with wooden spoon or potato masher.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
For step by step guidance, you can check out Amanda’s video tutorial here:
About Amanda Mullins
Originally from a small town in Southern Oregon, Amanda is a versatile Artist and Musician who has always had a strong passion for the arts. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Costume and Make-up Design, she came to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue the music scene. She has performed with acts such as Sounds of Asteroth, as well as an A cappella choir called Petra Haden and The Sell Outs. During her first years in Los Angeles, Amanda learned the trade of Graphic Design at a small film company. With growing clientele during 2008, Amanda became a full time freelance Graphic Artist while developing a line of handmade goods for Enchanted Revolution, her Etsy shop. Amanda has a wide variety of skills and clients, from book covers to clothing design in addition to painting and sculpting; she is always busy with a creative project, whether it is tailoring a piece to satisfy a client need or the pursuit of her personal projects and goals. She loves attending musical events and participating in gallery shows whenever she can. Currently, along with client work, Amanda designs for three clothing lines at a London based alternative clothing company. She resides in Long Beach where she enjoys working in the garden, cooking, and continuing to create art and write music.
Visit Amanda’s Etsy shop or her website to learn more: