This is one of my kids favourites after-school snacks or desserts topped with yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup and a few sprinkles of homemade granola.
The recipe below makes 2 cups. If you are a fan of applesauce, like we are, double the recipe.
Makes 2 cups
2 lbs / 1 kg of apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks (1-2 inches each)
2-3 slices of ginger
A pinch of salt
¼ of a cup of water
Variations: Substitute ginger for 1-2 cinnamon sticks.
Wash, peel, core and cut up apples – doesn’t really matter how big or small the chunks are as long as they are all more or less the same size.
Add ¼ of a cup of water and pinch of salt. Just enough water to ensure the bottom of the pan doesn’t burn.
Bring to a boil and lower heat to a minimum. Cook on low for 15-30 minutes until apples are soft.
Let cool, remove ginger slices and puree using a potato masher (coarse/chunky texture) or blender (smoother).