I’ve never made homemade applesauce. Why? I do not know!
Yesterday I made Apple Compote. It smelled so good in my kitchen!
It’s sweet and delicious! It’s a good way to eat apples! I used a mix of Honey Crisp and Pink Lady.
Apple sauce is a good dessert, and perfect for a breakfast too.
It is easy to make and not expensive! I love easy recipes when I have no time to cook!
It’s so delicious hot or refrigerated!
You can serve it with Quatre-Quarts or vanilla ice cream.
- 2 kg (10-12 apples) apples peeled, cared and cubed
- 2 cups water
- 120 g granulated sugar
- lemon zest
- 1/2 vanilla bean, split in half
In a large saucepan combine the water, the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla bean and bring to a boil. Boil gently until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens slightly about 5 minutes. Add the apples and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very tender and the mixture thickens, about 20 or 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat and remove the vanilla bean pods. Let cool to room temperature.