Yid.Dish: Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce

It’s latke season, which also means it’s time to buy applesauce, dig out the applesauce you made in the fall, or make some from scratch now. This simple recipe fills up the house with a delicious aroma of cinnamon, and can easily be frozen in plastic or glass freezer containers to enjoy throughout the winter. Add a bit to your buttery sweet potato latkes,  parsnip carrot latkes, or spicy potato latkes; or have some plain as a snack – it’s delicious with granola or walnuts mixed it!

To make applesauce: Core apples, and peel if you prefer sauce without  skins. Cut apples into quarters, and fill as many as you’d like into a pot. Add water – you should add half the amount of water as apples. Simmer until cooked down to your liking. Add cinnamon and clove to taste. Delicious hot or cold!

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4 Responses to “Yid.Dish: Homemade Applesauce”

  1. Miri Levitas Says:

    I love making my own applesauce! It’s a great way to use up all of the apples I get in my CSA box! Also, it’s great with a little lemon and some fresh cranberries!

  2. Shmethicist Says:

    er, I must be *way* lazier than you are, because all I do is core the apples and throw them in the food processor. Sure, the result is a bissel watery, but it is sauced apple in the purest sense. Delish on the latkes.

  3. Lisa Fine Says:

    Miri: Oooh, with cranberries and lemon sounds lovely. Maybe I’ll make a batch like that next year.

    Shmethicist: Your applesauce sounds really good, and easy. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten it raw before.

  4. Deb Says:

    I love making applesauce. It’s so easy and soooooo much better than anything you can buy.

    Some of my favorite additions are lemon zest (and I like to use the old-fashioned zester for at least part of it – the visuals are nicer than when using a microplane zester*), lemon juice, whole cinnamon and cloves, honey and booze (dark rum, bourbon or similar).

    * If you don’t own this nifty tool, run out and buy one! You’ll never be the same again.

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