Look at these beautiful apples!
Don’t they just look absolutely delicious?
So what do you do with 15-20 apples that taste rather meh?
You pulverize them!
Introducing, Gala Applesauce!
Making applesauce is very easy and I wanted to show just how easy it really is. You can turn the most boring tasting apples into something spicy and delicious.
Of course applesauce is something that is very individualized and to your own preferred taste. However, the beauty of making it yourself, is that you get to determine the proportions! So use this recipe as a jumping off place and season to your own delight!
Take 15-20 small/medium sized apples (which was all of the apples in the above picture and Royal Gala in my case), wash them, peel them, core them and slice them.
Now’s the time to add in the spices!
Cinnamon, Ground Cloves and Allspice are our spicy friends for today…
Back to the apples!
I add 1/8 tsp of ground cloves, 1/8 tsp allspice, 2 tsp cinnamon And for some sweetness (which clearly will depend on the sweetness of your apples), I added 3 Tbsp of honeyNext up, concentrated lemon juice – 2Tbsp, as well as a *pinch* of salt and stir all together. Put a lid on the pot and turn your heat down to medium low. Keep your apples cooking until they’re they’re tender and a fork easily goes through the flesh (about 12 minutes).
Use a potato masher (an immersion blender takes away too many of the chunks), or as you can see, Todd just used the flipper that he used in lieu of a spoon when stirring for me.
Once cooked down, you end up with about 6-8 cups of applesauce.
I’ll be back with a post that incorporates this very yummy applesauce in an absolutely delicious (and something I never see in the blogosphere) way…but I need one more ingredient, so it might be couple days ;)
- 15-20 small-medium peeled, cored and sliced apples
- 2 cups water
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 1/8 tsp ground gloves
- 2 Tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp concentrated lemon juice
- pinch of salt
Bring apples and water to a boil. Add spices, honey, lemon juice and salt. Stir to incorporate everything, put a lid on the pot and turn heat to medium low. When apples are very tender, mash with a potato masher to desired chunkiness. Take a little taste, to determine if more spies or honey is needed to balance out the apples. Enjoy!