Vegan, Gluten free
This is a handy all-purpose condiment for both sweet and savoury purposes. Serve it as an accompaniment with roast pork, spoon it over whole oat porridge or use it to supplement sugar and / or shortening in baked goods, as in this barley and oat granola.
Ingredients (makes 1.5 cups)
4 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 – 2 Tbsp rapadura sugar (depending on sweetness of apples)
1 tsp vanilla extract or ½ tsp mixed spice (optional)
- Combine all ingredients and 1 tablespoon of water in a heavy-bottomed, medium-sized saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil over a medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the apples are tender and falling apart. Give them a stir every now and then and add a little more water to prevent sticking, if necessary.
- Remove from the apples from the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and blend on medium-high speed until smooth.
- Transfer the apple sauce to a clean jar and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.