Late summer and Apple season is in full swing, with trees overladen with fruit.
Here in Denmark, if you have apple trees in your garden and more apples than you can eat or cook with, it is tradition to leave a basket full of apples at your entrance for passers-by to help themselves. Isn’t that nice
With my little apple tree, that is not the case yet, but late July and August certainly see me making a lot of apple desserts, especially since the apples from my tree are more on the tart side.
I have plans for more exciting apple desserts, but first I wanted to try my hand at making Applesauce.
I have seen wonderful recipes all over the net using applesauce as a substitute for butter and eggs when baking. Doesn’t that sound just amazing?
The only issue is, I have not been able to find applesauce in the supermarkets here Maybe it is available, I just don’t know where to look…
And then I came across this ridiculously easy recipe from the awesome Pioneer Woman to make applesauce at home!
I did a little jig and decided to try it with my homegrown apples 😀
It is creamy, tart-sweet and is wonderfully aromatic with Cinnamon and Nutmeg. I can’t wait to make all kinds of goodies using it Pancakes, muffins, cakes…yummmmm…
Here is the recipe.
Homemade Aromatic Applesauce
6 pounds Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 slices
1 cup Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
Juice Of 1 Lemon
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, more or less to taste
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.
Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don’t fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.
Store in the fridge and serve as needed.