Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce. – Natalie Goldberg
It took me a while, but I finally get what our US brothers and sisters are always going on about with the apple sauce thing. Yum yum! Here’s a recipe that I picked up from the back of a pack of South African Granny Smith apples from Fruit & Veg City, it’s good.
Spicy Apple Sauce
500g Granny Smith apples
1ml ground allspice
2ml ground ginger
1ml ground cinnamon
sugar to taste, if required
Peel, core and chop apples. Place the apple pieces in a saucepan with the water and simmer, covered, until they are soft and pulpy, about 20 minutes.
Stir in the spices and sugar, if using, and mash through lightly with a fork. Turn sauce into a bowl and serve, or bottle for later.
Most South Africans only know apple sauce as baby food, or something that you eat with roast pork, and that wouldn’t be very vegetarian, so how about trying this out with some plain yoghurt for breakfast, or have it on its own as a delicious snack.
Perhaps some of our US readers can suggest other things to do with apple sauce. I’ve heard you can wrestle in it!
Photo credit: djfrantic