The beautiful apples from the farmers’ market inspired me to make applesauce. Well, also, I bought more apples than I knew what to do with. Either way, I got rid of the fruit farm growing in my kitchen, and my kitchen smells like I’ve been baking apple pies all day. On a cold night, it’s nice to have a bowl of warm, apple goodness…
Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe
Note: If you like your applesauce unsweetened forgo the honey.
8 mixed apples (Golden Delicious and Gala), cut into wedges. Note the beautiful mixture of yellow, green and red colors.
1. Sprinkle the chopped apples with cinnamon.
2. In a large saucepan combine the apples, 1/2 cup cider, honey, and salt, bring the liquid to a boil, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally and breaking up the apples, for 20 minutes.
3. When the mixture is the consistency of a chunky puree pass the apples through a food mill and return to the saucepan. If you are looking for a smooth consistency, I recommend using an immersion blender instead of a food mill.
5. Serve the applesauce warm with your potato latkes.