It is pretty simple to make your own apple sauce and definitely worth trying. You can store it in a sterilised mason jar for up to a month, taking it out to enjoy with your roast pork dinner.
This versatile sauce can also be used as a healthy substitute for oil, when baking cakes and muffins. I also love adding some cinnamon, brown sugar and cloves and then eating it for breakfast, along with thick Greek Yoghurt.Yum!
6-8 Large apples (*For the most flavour, use a combination a of apple varieties. Golden Delicious are nice and sweet while Granny Smith apples tend to be on the sour side.*)
A Quarter cup of water (*or apple cider vinegar*)
Some Lemon rind and the Juice of 1 lemon
2 Cups water (add slowly in case you don't need to use it all)
1 tsp Sugar (or you can use Honey)
- Peel, core and chop the apples.
- Place the apples in a large pot with the lemon juice and cover halfway with water.
- Bring to the boil for a few minutes, then add the lemon rind.
- Cover the pot and slowly reduce the temperature allowing it to simmer for about 20 minutes or until the apples are soft. Ensure you stir the mixture frequently.
- Allow the mixture to cool and then either transfer to a blender or use a hand blender and blend the mixture while it is in the pot, until it is a smooth consistency (You can also use a potato masher for a thicker consistency).
- Serve warm or cold.