It’s apple season, people. Please don’t let it pass without making some delicious apple dishes. This is one of my favorites to just have in the fridge. Great on it’s own, mixed with yogurt, served with potato pancakes or pork. You can also sub it for oil in a lot of baking recipes.
One thing about this recipe that’s really different from most apple recipes, is that I strongly prefer it with just one variety of apples, as opposed to a mix. I usually prefer mixes because you get more complex flavors. With this, it’s best to really let one variety shine. My fav is pink lady.
- 4 lbs apples, unpeeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup sugar (your call…I prefer less. You can always add honey later)
- 3/4 C water
- pinch salt
- 1 T butter, cut into 4 pieces
Optional flavorings to stir in at end: Cinnamon, candied ginger, lemon zest, nutmeg
- Place apples, sugar, salt and water in heavy-bottomed pot. Toss to combine, cover and cook until apples are tender and just beginning to break down (but not falling apart). About 20 min
- Transfer to food processor, add butter, optional seasoning and pulse until broken down. Do not over process! You want it smooth, but not liquid.
I also love it mixed with Greek yogurt and served with homemade granola and chopped apples