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Welcome to our Apple Sauce recipe, it's consisiently one of our most popular - because it's so easy! It is very well known here in Kent where we still see a glut of apples in October. If you have any of your own Apple Sauce recipes or ideas let us know by using the feedback details below. All the successful recipes are stored in the Recipe Directory.
Apple sauce (or applesauce) is the traditional accompaniment to many pork dishes in the UK, particularly roast pork. There are however a wide range of pork based recipes that use apples. Apple sauce is delicious and very simple, the basic recipe is to cook down apples with water. Variations on this basic recipe might use apple juice or even cider to cook the apples in and a wide range of spices and sweeteners can be added. Other uses includes pancake and pie filling.
In the UK the applesauce served with roast pork is often sweetened and Bramley apples are mentioned by most recipes; many other apples can of course be used. If stored correctly apple sauce will keep for a long time. Its a great way to use up windfalls in the autumn.
Apple sauce is used widely across Europe, as a filling for pancakes and pastries, a pureed food for children and a desert. You might find it also called: Apfelmus, Compota de manzana, Compote de pommes, Appelmoes or Äppelmos.
In my own family unsweetened apple sauce has been given to children to successfully combat diarrhoea and improve bowel movement generally.
Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 15 Minutes
235g/9oz cooking peeled, cored and chopped apples,
There's nothing nicer than home made applesauce with pork dishes, it's quick and easy to make, can be served hot or cold and stores well in the refrigerator in an air tight container. The quality of the apples will be reflected in the end result. Don't be tempted to use old or tired apples. If you choose to use lemon or lime juice be cautious initially, too much will spoil this simple recipe. You might also like to try apple sauce an accompaniment to rice pudding or filling for a sweet pancake.
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