Tuesday, October 27, 2009

EASY-PEASY APPLESAUCE!

CHUNKY APPLESAUCE IN SHEET PAN

Armed with a bushel of low-spray Jonagold apples graciously delivered by Ang from Maple Valley Farms, I set out to make a simple applesauce.
No fuss. No muss.
I don't think it gets any easier than this....


Chunky Homemade Applesauce Recipe

  • 8 medium, firm apples, such as Granny Smith or Rome Beauties
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • cinnamon/nutmeg to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel, core and dice apples into one-inch chunks. Try to make all of the apples roughly the same size, so they cook evenly.
  3. Place apples in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle honey, olive oil, brown sugar and kosher salt over the apples. At this point you may add a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Stir the honey mixture till evenly coated. (this does NOT make a huge amt. of "sauce")
  5. Spread the apples out in an even layer on a heavy roasting pan, or a sturdy baking sheet.
  6. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the apples are golden brown and soft, but still retain their shape. They will exude their own juices so the pan never really gets burnie stuff on it.
  7. Remove the apples from the oven and mash lightly. Serve immediately.
  8. Or cool. Whatever you like!

Makes 6 to 8 servings.




APPLESAUCE!

We are serving this as a side dish to a simple baked ziti.
Supper's almost ready....gotta run!

EDIT.....THIS IS THE BEST APPLESAUCE I HAVE EVER HAD. NOT KIDDING.
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11 comments:

Faith said...

You are trying to make me blow my diet, aren't you!

All these delicious recipes!

I made lots of apple sauce, but I have yet to cook any down to make apple butter.

~Faith

Danielle said...

I've never made applesauce and with this recipe, I'm seriously asking myself...why not? YUM

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

This recipe does sound easy-pease not too much stirring involved.
Can't wait to try it
vickie

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Sounds and looks yummy!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Pam said...

I've never made homemade applesauce...I need to try this recipe ASAP.

PamKittyMorning said...

This sounds so good! I have only made it in a saucepan with a bit of water, sugar and cinnamon. I bet it looks good even not mashed.

Maria said...

Hi Cyn... I just made this with a little oat/butter/br sugar topping... YUM

I'll also put slices with flour,sugar & cinnamon in oven, undercook them and then freeze enough for pie. At Thanksgiving, I just have to make the crust!
love, love love apples!
Blessings ~
Maria

Camille said...

Now THAT is something I've gotta try...I LOVE applesauce and this one sounds absolutely YUMMY!! Thanks for taking the time to post! :)

Blessings,
Camille

Mrs. P. said...

Your applesauce looks wonderful :)

Blessings!
Gail

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

WOW! This looks so good!

I worked on my "inventory" sheet yesterday and I am still shocked that I don't have "enough" applesauce when this year I made more than I ever have.

I think it's the growing family.

Amélie eats as much as Joel does of everything. I wish I was kidding.

Camille said...

Hi Cindy! I just have to tell you we really enjoyed your oven applesauce...yummy! Thanks again for sharing your recipe with us!

Blessings,
Camille