This is a fun twist on applesauce. If you’ve never made applesauce before, I think you’ll be surprised at how easy and delicious it is! I can’t recall the last time I bought applesauce from the store… I don’t have a particular kind of apple that I use – it’s usually a mix and match of what I have at home. I’d say to use the apples you like the taste of! There aren’t too many ingredients, so the flavors really stand out. I don’t always add bourbon and it still tastes amazing. The bourbon just makes it feel a little more indulgent. Also, I like it chunky so I don’t puree it at the end, but you can if you like smooth applesauce.
6 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into big chunks
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp bourbon
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
1. Put everything in a large heavy bottom pot. Heat on med-high until it begins to boil. Turn the heat down to a medium, cover, and simmer for 20-30 mins (until the apples fall apart and look like chunky applesauce!). Stir it occasionally to help break up the apples.
2. Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. I’ve heard that it freezes well, but I’ve never tried (mine never lasts long enough!)