EcoFood: Spicy Apple Sauce

by EcoStreet on June 11, 2009

in EcoFood


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
40ml water
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


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Adam Hardy June 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm

with Nutella as a sauce on pancakes… mmmmmmmmm….


Tracy Stokes June 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Wow, that sounds amazing. Thanks for the suggestion.


Patrick July 8, 2009 at 1:55 am

Man do I love apple sauce, especially when it has cinnamon in it. I will have to try this recipe in the fall when apples are in season where I live. Thanks for the great recipe.
.-= Patrick´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Pays to Live Green =-.


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