Recipe by Lorraine of AZ
I read about this side dish on another site and was intrigued. I had never heard of this combination before, you see. When I googled for the recipe, I got two versions, the one below which is from vegweb.com, and a much simpler one, which, I confess, is the one I tried. For this version you peel a banana and mash it in a bowl with a fork or potato masher. (You can soften the banana in the microwave by heating it for 20 seconds, if needed.) Add a can of applesauce to the mashed banana. You can puree the mixture or simply mash it with the potato masher which will usually get the mixture smooth.
- 4 small granny smith apples
- 4 small bananas
- 1⁄4 teaspoon apple-brandy extract
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons raw sugar (and or or caster sugar)
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup water (start with 1/2, add more if necessary)
Directions See How It's Made
- Peel, quarter, core and slice apples. Chop bananas. Combine both in in a large saucepan; add remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until apple is pulpy. Reduce heat to low or medium and whisk/stir until pretty well mashed; remove from heat and continue whisking/mashing until it is as smooth as you like it.