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, like I did this Easter. 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.)
quarter cup of water (or apple cider vinegar)
lemon rind and juice of 1 lemon
2 cups water (add slowly in case you don't need to use it all)
1 tsp sugar
- 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 could also use a potato masher if you want a thicker consistency).
Serve warm or cold.
Read up on some of the health benefits of apples.
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