Monday, December 1, 2008

Applesauce



Just made applesauce. It is so quick and easy, there should never be a reason to not make it. This batch took all of 20 minutes from start to finish, helped along by some mushy Macintosh apples. I wouldn't normally buy or cook with Macs, but I saw the bag of organic Macs at Granville Island yesterday and figured I needed some quick healthy snack food around. Well, they turned out to be bruised and a little mushy rather than crisp (which is really the only reason to buy Macs. That and their perfect apple shape/appearance).

Anyway... Peel and chop the apples. The size of the chunks depends on the structural integrity of the apples: high and you want small chunks; low and it doesn't matter. I used Happy Planet apple-pomegranate-blueberry juice for liquid to start the sauce, though water is fine, and you just need a splash. I added a sprinkling of cinnamon, a sprinkling of cane sugar and the juice from half a not-so-juicy lemon. It would usually take 20-25 minutes to get the apples to sauce consistency, but these guys were practically begging to be sauce-ified. Seriously, in about 7 minutes they were done.

Now I just need to go buy some cute molasses and make that gingerbread I keep going on about (up and to the right).

2 comments:

Zoe said...

You know what else apple sauce is good on? Latkes. We were invited to an early Hannukah dinner the other night, and now I don't think I can eat potatoes any other way than fried in a cake.

Deep fried potatoes are second only to refined white sugar on my favourite foods list. Then comes chocolate. Mmmmmmmm, chocolate...

Brenton said...

I had banana bread pudding with chocolate drizzle today. Delightful. I would never make it (I'm not much for making sweet desserts), but it sure was nice to munch on.