When Life Gives You Soggy Apples; Make Apple Sauce

The only thing more annoying than accidentally stepping on a wet surface with your socks on is biting into an apple only to find out that it’s one of those soft, soggy ones. The betrayal is just too much. I mean, apples are supposed to be crispy and crunchy…WYD???

Looks can be very deceiving...case study, this apple!
Looks can be very deceiving…case study, this apple!

So, anyway, I had the misfortune of buying  a bunch of those soggy ones over the weekend. And seeing as I did not want to subject myself to the horror of eating them; neither was I in the mood to waste money by throwing them away; I decided to search the internet for recipes. I stumbled upon two that seemed quite easy and required very little effort on my end; just the kind of stuff I like.

I used 5 apples to make my sauce
I used 5 apples to make my sauce

Next time you happen to have soggy apples at your disposal, try making Apple Sauce or Camelized Apple Slices.

 

How to Make Apple Sauce

This one requires only 4 ingredients; apples; sugar; salt and cinnamon sticks for flavour. I don’t really measure stuff when cooking.  To confirm the portions of each; check the original recipe here.  I did not have cinnamon sticks in the house so I omitted it.

All you need to do is peel the apples; remove the core and cut them into cubes (the same way you do to potatoes)

The apples ready to receive baptism by water and fire
The apples ready to receive baptism by water and fire

Dump all the ingredients into non-stick sauce pan; add about 1 cup of water and bring to boil on high heat for about 5 minutes.

Apples cubes with sugar, water and some salt ready for boiling
Apples cubes with sugar, water and some salt ready for boiling

Now lower the heat, cover the pan and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Once your apples are very tender and mushy; remove from the heat; ensure there’s enough sugar syrup in there.

For the last step; you can decide to just mash your apple sauce lightly with a fork if you prefer it chunky; process it in a blender for a much more smoother texture or pass it through a sieve as I did mine.

Slightly Chunky apple Sauce
Slightly Chunky apple Sauce

You can use the apple sauce as a spread; a pie filling or serve it with crepes. Very delicious

I used my apple sauce as Crepe filling. Really delicious. You can also use it on toast, pancakes or waffles
I used my apple sauce as Crepe filling. Really delicious. You can also use it on toast, pancakes or waffles

 

I also made caramelized apples with the remaining apples. Watch out for the next recipe.

Breakfast Spread: Crepes serve with Apple Sauce, Caramelized Apples and a dose of African Literature
Breakfast Spread: Crepes serve with Apple Sauce, Caramelized Apples, Black Tea and a dose of African Literature read courtesy of The Magunga Bookstore

 

 

 

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About Canduh

If food were a person, I'd be happily married with 6 kids by now. Nothing excites me more than the experience of sampling food and trying out new recipes. A Foodie, Hobby Photographer and graduate Quantity Surveyor all rolled into one

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