It’s pink. It’s easy. You can buy bushels and bushels of apples at the farmers market and not worry about what to do with them. (Just what to do with all the apple sauce.)
Any apples will do but you want an apple with a sweet-tangy mix. Cortland, Pink Ladies (Cripps Pink) and of course your Macintosh. When I made the sauce with Pink ladies I didn’t need to sweeten it but up to you–just mix in a bit of brown sugar–some spices, or just leave it plain.
Sure–you can buy sauce but it will not have this awesome amount of flavour. You will be converted.
And the pink colour comes from cooking the apples with the skins on.
For the step by step go to foodnetwork.ca or see the recipe below.
BTW, my son would not eat this, so pulled a giant guilt trip and pretended to cry. Ha! It worked. And I said I would never use such tactics…..
Recipe: Apple Sauce
Makes 1 cup
4-5 apples of choice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
brown sugar, to taste
cinnamon, to taste
- Core and slice up 4-5 apples into large wedges.
- Add two tablespoons water, one teaspoon lemon juice.
- Cook over medium, 30-40min, in a lidded pot. Add water if necessary.
- Strain cooked apples with spatula and pasta strainer.