Be sure to check out the Diva’s Easy (Pink!) Applesauce for a tasty recipe that takes only 20 minutes. Try our recommendation for this rustic (and maybe a little decadent) applesauce if you’re looking for a sweeter treat. Ingredients:
- 8 cups cubed apples, try a variety of sweet varieties (Braeburn, Pink Lady) and tart varieties (Granny Smith)
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice (optional – adds a nice zing!)
- 2 tbsp. crème fraîche (optional – adds a smooth, rich finish)
Preparation: Combine first 6 ingredients (through the lemon juice but leave out the crème fraîche) in a saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook 25 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat; mash to desired consistency with a fork or potato masher. It desired, stir in crème fraîche. Serve warm or chilled.
*Adapted from a 2002 Cooking Light recipe