Saturday, January 31, 2009

An Apple a Day

My husband loves to cook up some apples around this time of year. It makes the house smell amazing, and his recipe is delicious! It's great as a snack on its own, as a side to pork chops, as a topping on some vanilla ice cream, or as a sweetener for your morning oatmeal.

Homemade Stewed Apples ~ Homemade Apple Sauce

1 cup of water
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

Heat up the water in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until it is simmering. Stir in cinnamon and cardamom.

Pour in the apple slices.

Turn the heat down and simmer, uncovered, for at least an hour - until the apples are tender and the water is nearly gone.

You can also do this in a crock pot - just cover the mixture and turn it on low for 4-8 hours.

If you want to make applesauce out of the stewed apples, simply blend the mixture in a food processor or blender. For lumpier applesauce simply blend using your mixer.


What's Cookin Chicago said...

This looks delicious and homemade applesauce is the best! I prefer mine lumpy so this is perfect!!

Carrie said...

I made homemade applesauce for the first time last fall it was wonderful!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Yes, this is delicious, very similar to my recipe. I add a pinch of cloves, nutmeg, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. When I have fresh oranges on hand, I add a little bit of freshly grated orange peel.

noellebrucki said...

i totally bought apples yesterday just to make this recipe!!!


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