Sweet-tart applesauce contrasts well with rich meats. This classic sauce is traditionally served with roast pork.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
1 lb 2oz (500g) sweet dessert apples, such as Golden Delicious or McIntosh
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ cinnamon stick
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp butter
1. Peel, core, and roughly chop the apples. Combine the apples, ½ cup water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt to a simmer in a heavy-bottomed, medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the apples are tender but juicy. Remove the cinnamon stick.
2. Remove from the heat, Using a fork, beat in the butter. Serve hot or at room temperature.
The applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Good with roast pork, sausages, or potato pancakes.