The result of my Sunday funday apple picking was, as you might have guessed, being left with a bunch of fresh apples. I wasn’t sure what to do with them at first, as there are so many tempting options, but it didn’t take long to settle on something. After all, other than apple pie, what could be a better use of apples than making delicious, cinnamon-y applesauce!
7 medium sized apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
In a large pot, add the apples, sugar, water, cinnamon, juice from one whole lemon, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. You can use regular granulated sugar here but I just love the colour that the brown sugar adds to the sauce. Stir, cover and simmer on low to medium heat for 25 minutes until the apples are soft. The next step completely depends on your preference, you can either put the sauce in a food processor or use a potato masher keeping it slightly chunky (my personal favourite). Serve on top of pork chops for a delicious autumn meal!