We had Crumbed Pork Cutlets for dinner and of course, during cooking I realised that I didn't have a jar of Apple Sauce in the house. It was too late to run down the shops and buy some and to be totally honest the thought of going to the shops for one item NEVER appeals to me especially at night.
Thankfully there were apples sitting in the fruit basket and I decided they would become our Apple Sauce! Apple Sauce is a really simple and quick sauce to make. After quickly Googling many recipes it can also be as Plain Jane or as decadent as you wish.
This recipe is a simple one - 4 ingredients plus salt and pepper if you desire (however I didn't use any). As there wasn't a large amount of sugar compared to some recipes it wasn't overly sugary yet it was naturally sweet from the apples. I also prefer a chunkier style Apple Sauce but you can easily puree it in a food processer to be smooth.
Beats shop brought Apple Sauce any day......
Chunky Apple Sauce
(Recipe sourced from Taste.com)
Makes: 1 1/2 cups
2 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt, if required
ground white pepper, if required
Place apple, sugar, mixed spice, lemon juice and 1/4 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until apple is tender.
Season with salt and pepper, if required.
Allow to cool and serve.
If you prefer a smooth apple sauce place mixture in a food processor. Process until smooth.
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