Caramelized Applesauce With Pecans and Golden Raisins

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

From a magazine; sounds fancy but easy to make!

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  1. Soak raisins in cognac (brandy or apple juice) in a small bowl.
  2. Peel and coarsely chop apples (yeild a generous 6 cups).
  3. Bring all ingredients (except 1 Tbs butter, raisins and pecans) to a boil in a large saucepan.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 20-25 minutes or until apples are very soft, stirring occasionally.
  6. Increase heat to medium.
  7. Add remaining 1 Tbs butter.
  8. Cook uncovered 5-8 minutes or until apples are light brown and caramelized, stirring frequently.
  9. Stir in raisins and pecans, cook 1 minute.
  10. Serve warm or cool completely; cover and store in refrigerator.