Thursday, November 17, 2011

Apple A Day: Apple Sauce

(Printable Recipe)

I actually made this about 6 weeks ago and even wrote up the recipe but never added the pictures and posted it.  Now, I seem to have lost 75% of the pictures so you just get this one.

Its not even the finished product (which was super yummy)

I got the base of this recipe from my good friend Kristina.  She's pretty awesome and so is her blog.  She's got great organic and healthy ideas.  I added a few items to my recipe like Grand Marnier.  The alcohol mostly burns off but leaves a subtle flavor.  It is a sugar free otherwise.  

What you Need:
6 cups apples (Variety)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
2-3 cups water
Brown Sugar (optional)

Peel, cut and chop apples into slices or chunks.  Place apples into large stock pot or crock pot. Add water, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg to taste, and 1/4 cup of grand marnier.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low heat.  If using crockpot, put on low.  Let simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Taste as it cooks for flavor.  Add more water or grand marnier if apples get dry.  Because of the long simmer, the alcohol will boil off.  I did not add sugar as I wanted to keep this on the healthier side.  But add in sugar to taste.  The Grand Marnier will add a little bit of an orange flavor to it.  Once the apples are soft, you can either blend with an immersion blender or leave chunky.  Serve hot or cold.

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