This is a vividly pink, wonderfully tart cranberry applesauce. Makes a great condiment for savory foods such as meat or potato pancakes, and also wonderful when eaten alone. It has no sugar added, thus it is VERY tart (which I love) - If you prefer a sweeter sauce, add 1/2 cup of sugar. I recommend using 1/2 sweet apples (I like Braeburn) and 1/2 tart apples (Granny Smith, for example).
This came from my niece years ago and is the very best sauce I have had. It is thick and chocolaty (if that's a word). It is easy to make and you don't have to worry too much about any lumps because you put it through a sieve when done. It is so creamy. Put some in a pretty jar and give as a gift with an handmade tag.
Wonderful served hot over ice cream (don't forget to sprinkle some salted peanuts on top!) or drizzled over pound cake and fruit. Then again, there is the option of just eating it straight off the spoon.
This heavenly sauce is served over vanilla ice cream at Visko's Restaurant, just south of New Orleans in Gretna. It's dangerously addictive. The recipe is supposed to enough for eight servings---I've seen 4 people make it disappear with no trouble at all. Prep time does not include cooling time.
With both butter and Scotch, this sauce is the real thing! It's infinitely better than the kind you buy in a jar, and it takes only about 10 minutes to make. Serve it over ice cream or over grilled pineapple slices or with both together, or as a dessert waffle topping, along with sliced bananas and chopped walnuts. From "Short and Sweet: 150 Sophisticated Desserts in No Time at All" by Melanie Barnard.
I very recently found out that one of my favorite apple varieties originated from Australia-Granny Smith apples. This is my Yank homage to Granny and her delicious apples, with a little inspiration from the Mott's Company.
This version of applesauce is spicy and tangy, and not overly sweet-more like a chutney. Good for an accompaniement to savory dishes.