I didn't know applesauce could take like this! The butter makes such a huge difference. It really gives the applesauce a depth of flavor that I don't think could be achieved without it. This is good cold but absolutely delightful warm!
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pinch of coarse salt
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
3 pounds small assorted apples, such as Gala, McIntosh, or Fuji (about 10)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of ground clove
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Peel and core apples. (I used one of those handy dandy corer/slicer/peeler contraptions from pampered chef). Scatter butter pieces over mixture, and top with apples. Roast until apples are very soft, 30 to 40 minutes.
Working in batches, puree apples in a food processor, adding the juice from the baking dish. Stir in spices. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled. Applesauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Thanks for stopping by for Applefest Day #3! Come back tomorrow for another delicious apple recipe!
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