Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Homemade Spiced Applesauce



A while back I posted a recipe for Baked Apples. They were so good I decided to try another side dish using apples. I love apples with cinnamon and sugar so I knew this recipe was a winner! I couldn’t tell you the last time I had applesauce, but I do know that the majority of apple sauce is almost pureed. This recipe calls for chopped apples, which helps to give the sauce a little more texture.  You can add even more texture and flavor by using a variety of apples. I wrote the original recipe below, but I only made half since I was serving two. If you do choose to make a whole recipe, the sauce stores well for leftovers.

Spiced Applesauce

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12 large apples,such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Gala,  peeled and coarsely chopped

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients and place in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 20 minutes or until the apples are tender and the juices are thickened.

Serve warm; or let cool, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Source: Southern Living Comfort Food, Oxmoor House, 2009

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