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Monday, October 31, 2011

Brown sugar applesauce

A favorite each autumn in apple season is eating fresh homemade applesauce. There is just nothing like it. Apples are readily available for low prices at this time of year. So if you are used to eating canned applesauce, try this recipe.

I switched to using dark brown sugar as we really like the taste but you can use white or light brown sugar if you prefer. I do not measure often when I cook as I just see and smell if it is correct. Try this recipe as it is so simple to make your own...

Brown sugar applesauce

7 or 8 sweet apples (I used Elstar)
3 or 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 or 2 tablespoons white sugar
cinnamon to taste (I put in about a teaspoon I think as we love this spice)
1 tablespoon water

Core, peel and cut apple into chunks. Place in a pan with a heavy bottom. Mix in dark brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and water. Bring the mix to high heat almost boiling. Now turn back the heat to simmer low until apples are soft and so tender that they mash as you stir the applesauce. 4 servings

It really is that simple and tastes amazing. Once you eat homemade applesauce, there is no going back. *grins*  Turn this into a wonderful dessert by placing a serving from the applesauce in a bowl. Add a ball of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with maple syrup. The apples combined with the nuttiness of the maple syrup make this a taste of the autumn harvest.

Bon appitit or eet smakelijk!


Nancy said...

It looks very yummy. I can get apples not for 55 cents a pound at the orchard. I love it cause you can pick your out you own from bins. They have so many types you have to read the signs unless you know what you want. I bought some dipping carmel for them. So good. They also sell really good cider there.
Love you, Mom

Jenny said...

I was just thinking about homemade applesause a few days ago. I used to make it when my son was a little boy...a good way to get him to eat fruit...grins....and this recipe looks yummy! I may just have to give it a try. Here is a hug for you today...hope you are doing okay.