Spiced Applesauce

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, April 21, 2013

This is my favorite way to make applesauce.  It’s got the perfect amount of spice, and it’s not too sweet.  It’s become a weekly addition to our dinner routine, served with some pan-fried pork chops, it’s totally delicious and comes together fairly quickly.  We have this so much I’m trying to find an apple peeler/corer/slicer, which is something for this girl who, as a general rule, doesn’t keep things in her kitchen that serve only one purpose.

Spiced Applesauce

recipe slightly adapted from Rachael Ray
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes.
  • Ready in 35 Minutes.
  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • 8 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (half to one whole lemon, depending on how juicy it is)
  • 1-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger root (use a spoon for easy peeling)
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan placed over medium-high heat and cook until the apples soften, 15 to 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Once apples are soft, remove from heat. Let cool a little. From here, you can serve as is, use a potato masher for a chunky sauce or use a hand blender for a more pureed sauce. My kiddos prefer the pureed sauce, so that is how I prepare it. Serve warm (or chilled, you can definitely make this ahead of time) with pork chops. Yum.

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