6833 Whitneyville Ave SE, Alto MI 49302 * (616) 868-6676 * CountryHarvestGreenhouse.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Honeyed Applesauce

Dark with spices, this applesauce freezes well. Makes about 2 pint jars.

8 cups (about 3 lbs) apples cored, peeled, and quartered
1 cup clover or mild honey
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp lemon juice

1. In a large saucepan, combine the apples with 1/2 cup of the honey; cover and bring to a simmer. Cook until the apples are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. For chunky applesauce, just mash the apples in the saucepan. For a smoother sauce, press the apples through a conical sieve or a food mill (or use your blender). Add enough of the remaining honey to sweeten to taste. Stir in the spices, salt and lemon juice. Enjoy just-made or freeze in pint jars for up to six months.