Apple sauce is the perfect accompaniment with pork. It is also an excellent topping for pancakes, and ice cream, and babies love it as well. Yet until recently I never realised just how easy and fast it was to make.
It is also a perfect recipe for me to try when I have so little time to spend in the kitchen… I am currently planning a trip to Devon and Cornwall, and I leave a couple of days.
CLASSIC APPLE SAUCE
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
I find Granny Smith apples work best with this recipe, but you can try any variety or combination of apples you like, however, cooking times may vary.
- 1lb/450g Granny Smith apples
- ¾oz/20g caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- Peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks. You can add them straight into the pot.
- Sprinkle in the sugar and add the water.
- Place a tight-fitting lid on the pot and stew the apples for about 15 minutes over a gentle heat, stirring once or twice during cooking.
- Once the apples are soft and fluffy, beat to a purée using a potato masher or a large fork.
Tip: to make your apple sauce even more delicious, add a few dashes of ground cinnamon to your finished sauce.