Friday, October 22, 2010

'Twisted Applesauce' Recipe

On Sunday I went apple-picking at Sherwood Orchards, and with the extraordinary amount of apples what's a gal to do? Make applesauce, of course!

2-3 lbs apples (granny smiths, jonagolds, whatever you have in your fruit bowl)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cups water (approx.)
1/4 of a lemon's juice
1 tsp cinnamon (or more, I eyeballed)
a dash of nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla

Peel, core, and quarter all the apples. Place in a large pot with water just enough to cover the bottom of the pot plus a little more, add the orange juice and bring to a boil. Once boiled let it simmer for 30-40 minutes until nice and soft. After 40 minutes the apples should be so soft you won't even need to put the mixture in a blender (although, I am also a fan of chunks of apple in my sauce). Add the lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla to taste. Add a dash of sugar if you like your sauce on the sweet side, but it really isn't necessary.