With A abundance of apples coming into the kitchen.. Time spent in equal measure in harvesting and preserving it was time to make up some wonderful Apple Sauce for the store cupboard!! I've Made Crab Apple Jams and Jellies all great for Autumn and Winter Roasts.. Cold Meat and Cheese Suppers!! There is nothing easier than making Applesauce at home. All you need is a few ingredients, a pot and a utensil to blend it.
I love making my own Apple sauce because it is one of those recipe's where you can just throw all the ingredients in a pot, let the heat do its job and done!
Really, other than the peeling/cutting the apples, there is really nothing you will need to do!
To make homemade applesauce, you will need:
1 kg (2.2 pounds) Apples
500 ml (2 cups) Water
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Cinnamon Sticks (about 1/2 tbsp)
Peel, core and cut the apples.
Place the Water, Sugar, Lemon Juice and Cinnamon Sticks in a deep pot on low heat and let the brown sugar dissolve. Then, add the apple cubes. Leave it to cook on low heat for 30 minutes with the lid on, then on medium heat for another 15 minutes without the lid.
Use an Immersion Blender or your traditional Blender / Food Processor to mix the apples into a sauce. It is up to you whether you want to blend it chunky or smooth!
To serve with Meats like Pork or Chicken (a very traditional way to eat chicken in Belgium is with applesauce!) Like a Compote to enjoy as a dessert / healthy treat As a breakfast topping As a filling for Pie and so much more!!