Homemade Applesauce

Coalition Restaurant owner Eli Wollenzien stopped by the TCL kitchen with some tasty homemade applesauce recipes.

Try it at home with these recipes!

Classic Chunky Cinnamon

-4 honeycrisp (or other sweet apple) (not peeled, cut into medium chunks)

-3/4th cup apple cider

-2 tbsp brown sugar

-1 tsp cinnamon

-pinch of salt

1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pot.

2. Bring cider to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are very soft and liquid is almost gone.

4. Remove from heat, mash with a fork, and chill.

Ginger-Honey

-4 granny smith apples (or other tart apple) (peeled, cut into medium chunks)

-3/4th cup Reeds Ginger Beer

-2 tbsp good honey

-pinch of salt

1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pot.

2. Bring ginger beer to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are very soft and liquid is almost gone.

4. Remove from heat, mash with a fork, and chill.

Pear-Brown Butter

-2 Gala apples (or other mildly sweet apple), (peeled, cut into medium chunks)

-2 green pears (peeled, cut into medium chunks)

-3/4 cup apple cider

-1 sprig rosemary

– 2 tbsp brown sugar

-2 tbsp brown butter

-pinch of salt

1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pot, except for the brown butter.

2. Bring cider to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

3. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are very soft and liquid is almost gone.

4. Remove rosemary sprig.

5. Stir in brown butter.

4. Remove from heat, mash with a fork, and chill.

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