I recently made a large batch of this tart and delicious homemade applesauce for friends this February. The finished product was a home run!
Serve a spoonful atop oatmeal with a sprinkling of cinnamon or layer applesauce with Greek yogurt and granola for a delish breakfast parfait. Adapted from this recipe.
yields approximately 3 cups
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
1.5 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch of salt
In a heavy saucepan, cook the apples, cranberries, sugar, apple cider, the cinnamon stick, and the zest over medium heat, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are very soft. Remove the cinnamon stick and pass applesauce through a food mill or potato ricer. Stir in butter and salt. The applesauce keeps, covered and chilled, for 1 week.
This tart treat will keep you wanting more!