This deliciously easy and super quick applesauce recipe will spice up your holidays – literally. Think tart green apples blended with a hint of sugar and sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg and mace. Yummmm. Drizzle your homemade applesauce over savoury roast pork or bake it into sweet dishes like apple cakes, pies or muffins.
Well haven’t we been a little MIA lately! To say things have been busy at Wandercooks HQ is a massive understatement. Since we last caught up with you guys a few weeks ago, we bought a car (yay!) and a HOUSE (wahoo!) and have just experienced our few days of living in our new HOME. ????????????
Moving was wonderful and exciting and yet still a little bittersweet – we made a lot of memories (not to mention recipes) on our old house and spent many an hour tending the veggie garden out the back.
(A few little clippings most certainly made their way over to the new place to keep those delicious memories alive.)
Topping off this ridiculously busy month, Christmas is getting closer and closer and we still have a heap of presents to plan / buy / cook! I think a batch of sparkling red wine gingerbread cookies will test out the new oven nicely, along with a practice round or two of French spice cake before the big day!
Quick Applesauce Recipe
Today though, we’re kicking off the holiday planning / foodie experiments with a deliciously quick applesauce recipe.
Just look at it – it looks so innocent doesn’t it? But I guarantee it’s amped up with Sarah’s signature blend of spices.
Because what is life without a sprinkling of mace?? (I swear that’s like Sarah’s life motto or something ????)
- 4 green apples we use granny smith, peeled and chopped
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 1 1/2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp mace
- Pop your apple pieces into a large saucepan along with the lemon juice and water. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil (it won't take long), then reduce the heat to a nice simmer.
- Add your caster sugar and spices and give it a good stir. Let them simmer and fill your house with that delicious Christmas fragrance until the apple pieces have softened nicely. Mix and mash with a fork until nice and smooth.
- Serve hot or cold, over savoury roasts or sweet desserts. Enjoy!