Sunday, 31 May 2015


Sometimes you buy in your fruit for the fruit bowl with all the best intentions of tucking in and getting your five a day but when that doesn't happen and you end up some poor little apples sadly about to go on the turn then do not take the easy root and lash them in your compost bin. Take them to the kitchen and with a bit of lemon juice,  sugar and nutmeg you can have a bowl of homemade apple sauce made in no time all ready to go next time you serve up pork for your Sunday roast.

Not that you have to use it as a sauce either. This will make a great apple pie filling or used to replace eggs in baking. You have no excuse for wasting an apple ever again. 

This recipe will make enough to fill a 450g jar but if you have more or less apples you can simply adjust the quantities of the rest the ingredients accordingly:

Apple Sauce

6 Medium Sized Apples
9 Tbsp Golden Caster Sugar
Juice Of 2 Small Lemons
A Good Pinch Of Nutmeg
  1. Chop all the apples into thumbnail sized chunks and chuck into a pan with all the other ingredients. 
  2. Turn the heat onto medium and stew the apples, stirring and breaking up the apples until the consistency of your choice is reached. I like mine to have a few chunks but you can keep going until it's chuck free. It's totally up to you.

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the sauce to cool. You can either stick it in a bowl and take it straight to the table ready to serve or you can sterilized a jar and store it in there for about 2 weeks until needed. The sauce is super sweet and the nutmeg gives it that punch of spicy warmness that makes it a cut above your average store bought version.

A quickidy quick and super simple apple sauce and reduced waste from your kitchen. What more could you ask for!

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