Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Apple sauce

Sooo bad at keeping up with this blog! Have been seriously off the healthy food wagon for a few months and feeling it. Ugh! Boy#1 is now off egg, tuna, lentils and crustaceans. Most of those aren't a problem but no eggs or lentil has been hard on our food budget!
I had a load of apples going spare today so I made apple sauce using my crockpot. Love doing that - it is easy and makes the house smell so good.

knob of butter
loads of apples *
spices of your choice

Put a knob of butter in your crockpot. Core and peel the apples and bung them in too Add any spices that you like (I use mixed spice, a couple of cloves and a pinch of ground cardamom). Cook on low for a few hours, until the apples are soft. Mash or puree.

The kids had this with yogurt for pudding and I am going to freeze a load for future pies, crumbles and sauces.

* If you are using a cooking apple like bramley then you may need to add some sugar. I find eating apples are plenty sweet on thier own.

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