Monday, September 13, 2010
APPLE RECIPE: Chunky harvest Applesauce (Side dish, apples)
So use up those apples!
This is another recipe that really works well with a nice blend of sweet and tart apples.
I like a firmer applesauce, but if you have younger kids, a softer apple, like a golden delicious or macintosh would be perfect.
4-5 apples, peeled, cored and chopped.(I use 2 granny smith and 3 sweet apple like crispin or golden delicious)
1/2 cup water
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
2 TBSP White Sugar
In a saucepan combine the water and sugar. Add apples and toss to coat evenly.
Bring to a rapid boil and let boil for 2 minutes.
Reduce to medium-low heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Mash to a desired consistency. I use a potato masher, as I like my applesauce chunkier.
You can use a ricer or a food mill for a finer textured applesauce.
To this add:
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp (dash) ground nutmeg
dash of salt.
mix well and let simmer 2 more minutes.
Let rest and thicken up.
Goes great solo, with pork chops, I even used it as a filling for crepes once.
Can be canned: 6lb pressure for 10 minutes.