Monday, September 26, 2011

Easy Apple Sauce

This no sugar added sauce features the sweetness of the apples, and spicy cinnamon. This recipe begins our week of awesome apple recipes to celebrate falls arrival.

Apple Sauce

2 quarts apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
1/2 lemon zest and juiced

Place apples in a 3 quart sauce pan, cover with water. Add cinnamon sticks, and lemon juice and zest. Cook over medium heat until soft. Drain, and remove cinnamon sticks. Place apples in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add additional cinnamon if desired, stir and serve.

Happy Cooking!



Elizabeth said...

Applesauce is so easy to make. I wish more people would realize that. I do a lot of applesauce this time of year for canning. I prep similar as you, but I actually cook in very little water. I probably only us a cup to cup and a half for a soup kettle full of apples, and then I don't drain. The apples just cook down into the liquid. I use food mill to puree smooth. We use this sauce to replace oil in baking, along with eating.

I also do what we call bottom of the drawer applesauce. This is spur of the moment. I just cook up whatever apples are in the fruit drawer that no one wants because may be bruised or "old". this is chunky sauce.

Harvest Hill Farm said...

I do the same as Elizabeth - very little water, so the apples cook down & make a thicker sauce. I just wash & quarter the apples; it's much faster than peeling. I put the cooked apples through a food mill to remove the peelings. I they were red apples, it makes the sauce pink, so is very pretty!