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???
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.
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)
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.
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.
You can use the apple sauce as a spread; a pie filling or serve it with crepes. Very delicious
I also made caramelized apples with the remaining apples. Watch out for the next recipe.