Yesterday I went out and collected the last of the autumn apples with a little help from my dog (when apples are present, she will appear). Today, I had a bag full of apples, and so I asked myself how I could use them. Then, like magical fairy dust, the answer floated down to me in myriads of glitter and sparkle, the answer was applesauce. Applesauce is such a great condiment for most things, from adding it to foods like porridge, or using it as a substitute for sugar in baking. Applesauce is so easy to make, we’re talking under half an hour, and it’s so useful, can be stored for up to 15 days and can be frozen. After making your first batch, you will never go back to being without it.
Store-bought versions are full of sugar and high fructose corn syrup…eurk, no thank you! But with home-made, you know what you’re adding, you’re in charge to add whatever you like. I added cinnamon. You can add cinnamon. You can add anything! Get lost in the Big Apple!!
(By the way, if there’s any apple connoisseurs please share your thoughts on the type of these apples. I whittled it down to a few possibilities; Alexander, Fiesta, or Prima, but I genuinely have no idea haha. Thanks!)
3x 200ml jars of applesauce
You will need…
❄️ 1kg apples of choice (roughly equals 3 large apples)
❄️ 2 tsp cinnamon and/or any other spices or flavours eg vanilla extract, add to taste
❄️ 1/2 inch water to cover the bottom of the pan
1) Wash the apples in cold water. Transfer to kitchen roll to dry, then core them and roughly chop and slice into small pieces.
3) Pour the apples into a jug and use a hand-blander to purée the apples until smooth. Allow to cool then transfer to the respective jars. Refrigerate for best preservation. Add to your lovely foods and enjoy natures natural sweetness!