There are two categories of dessert people. Those that love chocolate desserts, mousses, crisps, hot and cold combination desserts, creamy cakes…. And the latter are those that prefer applesauce and fruit compotes. This applesauce will convert all dessert types into applesauce lovers. It did for me.
6 apples (preferably green)
1 cup boiling water
- juice of 1 lemon (3 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp vanilla sugar
6-7 Tbsp sugar
Peel, core and cut apples into chunks. Place the apple chunks inside a saucepot and pour boiling water over them. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and sugars and bring to a boil. Lower flame to a medium heat and cook until the apples are completely soft stirring occasionally.
Turn off the flame and let the apples cool. Blend the cooled apples along with the cooking water.
Strawberry/apple variation: Add 1- ½ cups strawberries to the pot. If you are using fresh strawberries add them before you begin cooking. If you are using frozen strawberries add them halfway through the cooking process.
kiwi/apple variation: Blend 3 or 4 kiwis until smooth. Add them to the blended applesauce.
Note: I tried timing the exact cooking time but found that it varies with the size of the pot ,the variety of apples… so keep an eye on the gas and you’ll see when its ready.
Note: For a refreshing change my mother in law adds fresh chunks of pineapple to the pot.