Monday, December 1, 2008


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).


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.