Homemade Spiced Apple Sauce
 
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Fast and easy homemade apple sauce, spiced with cardamom and ginger. Plus you can top it with nuts for a crunchy bite.
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Recipe type: sauce, dessert, snack, fruit, vegan
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 4 Gala apples (620g or 1.36 lb weight it prior to peeling and coring) peeled, cored and evenly chopped
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 1/ 4 cup or 40 g brown sugar, more if desired*
  • small pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • small pinch ground ginger
  • ½ tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • small piece of lemon peel
  • ¾ cup or 200 ml water
To serve, optional toppings
  • spiced pecans
  • dab of greek yogurt
  • raisins
Instructions
  1. Place the apple pieces and all remaining ingredients in a pot. Cover and allow to come to a boil over medium heat. Uncover to allow most of the liquid to evaporate and the apples to break down. After 10 minutes use a potato masher to further break down the apples to desired consistency. Continue to simmer until nearly all of the liquid has evaporated.
  2. Remove the cinnamon stick or leave if desired. Allow to cool before storing, or serving. Can also be enjoyed warm as a sweet autumn treat.
Notes
*Taste, or test, apples for sweetness and adjust to taste. Additionally the brown sugar may be replaced by sweetener of choice, such as honey or maple syrup.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/09/24/homemade-spiced-apple-sauce/