I have an abundance of beautiful, heirloom apples stored for the season. A favorite dish is homemade applesauce. It’s rustic, full of flavor and has no added sugar. When I make it I want to taste apples with their natural sweetness, not sweeteners that compete with the apples.
6 apples, peeled, cored, chopped (using a variety of types will improve the depth of flavor)
½ cup water
½ apple cider (I use organic fresh pressed juice though any will do)
1 ½ teaspoon agave
1. Peel and core apples. Chop into preferred size pieces. I put mine through the grater in the food processor.
2. Place apples in a saucepan. Add water, apple cider and agave. Cover.
3. Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Turn off heat and let sit 10 minutes. Mash to desired consistency (if you like it puree’d you can use an immersion blender or put mixture in the blender). Can be eaten warm or chilled.
Alternative flavor idea: instead of apple cider use another juice of your choice to change the flavor and compliment the apple flavor. Cherry could be great!