I got some early apples. Yummy. Unfortunately, they are too tart to eat straight...
They are also kind of soft, and wouldn't do well in baked goods.
Applesauce it is.
If there's anything that smells better than apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, I'm not sure I'm aware of it. I don't wear perfume, but if I did, it would be something along those lines.
I wanted to make this applesauce without any added sugar, but it was just too tart. Add a little maple syrup, and you've got something special.
1 peck apples, cored and sliced (I like my applesauce with the skins on, so that it turns pink)
1 c water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp lemon juice
~1/4 c maple syrup, to taste
|Thanks to my brother for bringing me Penzey's cinnamon... no Penzey's in Vermont, alas.|
|All cooked down. My house smells fantastic.|
|Running it through my chinois|
|Only peels left|