A thousand apologies, oh patient ones. I have been completely distracted from blogging activities by my discovery of Game of Thrones. If there are two things I’m just not into when it comes to entertainment, it’s fantasy and gratuitous gore and violence. The fact the Game of Thrones is full of dragons, armies of dead people, and people’s heads being chopped off has always deterred me. Turns out, if you can get past those things, it’s one of the best shows ever made. Yes, I spent every battle with my hands over my eyes (no joke, I really did) but it was still great entertainment.
Anyway, I’m sorry for my almost month long absence. GoT is under my belt now, I am caught up with the rest of civilization, and I am back to photographing and writing about the food I make.
There is something so totally comforting about homemade applesauce. This recipe is so simple, and yet so packed with flavor. It’s the perfect amount for a side dish to pork chops, or your Thanksgiving dinner, but if you are serving more than 4, double the recipe. This one makes about 2 cups of sauce. 2 cups of cinnamon packed, amazing applesauce that I daresay you will call the best you’ve ever had.
The best applesauce, that is.
I made this in a dutch oven over the stove, any pot with a lid will do.
4 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into one inch pieces (I use a mixture of granny smith and gala)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Place prepared apples into a large pot with a lid. Add the sugar, water, and cinnamon. Cook covered, over medium heat for twenty minutes.
Remove from heat and mash with a potato masher. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.