Baking with love is a wonderful cooking action from the heart, but what happens on those days we make or prefer a no bake recipe, especially a dessert? I say there is some love in this too! Love is what this eye-opening applesauce recipe exuberates when you taste it. I fell in love with it from the moment I started making it. The fragrance of the cinnamon, cloves and apples simmering in a citrus concoction and then the smooth texture it has after I blended the mixture was enough for me to enjoy and prepare it with love. This cannot underestimated nor compared to store bought applesauce, you HAVE TO try this to understand why I had an eye opening experience.
Simple, yet delicious recipes like this makes me thankful for apples. Thanksgiving doesn't have to be all about baking, enticing desserts like this one that are low in sugar, with no preservative and healthy would most definitely make number one on the list of favorites. Don't forget to download our free five favorite apple and spice recipes: November is for Apples and spices.
Homemade Applesauce(Adapted from Buffet)
1.5 lbs apples (0.7 kilo) peeled, cored and sliced in four
½ cup white or brown sugar
¼ cup tangerine or orange juice
¾ cup water
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
2-4 Vanilla Cookies (optional)
1. Cook the apples with the sugar, citrus juice, and spices for 8 minutes. Any type of apple can be used.
2. In a a food processor or hand blender process and add crushed crackers if you think necessary.
3. Serve warm or cold.
Yield: 5 servings.
a) Use brown sugar for a healthier version and a darker apple sauce.
b) If you mix is a little more watery than what you would like, add two or three crushed vanilla cookies, this makes the sauce thicker.
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