Saturday, November 20, 2010

apple sauce

I've been making lots of apple sauce for family members. Ingredients is Cortland apples and sugar. I happened to have some date syrup (dates soaked in water) on hand for making house-mate's smoothies, so I thought, hey, I can make a small batch of apple sauce for myself.

2 cortland apples
2 tsp date syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 oz chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds (optional)

Cook the apples in about 1/4 cup water for about 10 minutes after boiling. Add the date syrup and cinnamon. Add some walnuts or sunflower seeds if you want. yum!


Anonymous said...

Great way to sweeten apple sauce naturally. I also make a similar recipe for pear sauce, but always purchase date syrup. I find it's actually less expensive that way! And, I like the texture better for pancakes and such.

kneecap said...

I purchase my date syrup too. I like the texture too, and I'm not as tempted to nibble on it as I am with whole dates! I'm just not sure everyone can get date syrup easily so I try to remind people that it's simply dates soaked in water.

ooh, sounds good for pear sauce.