Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I saw this on Easy Entertaining today. Super easy, and I would have never thought of it. They looked really good!
- 6 apples, Gravenstein or 6 mcintosh apples
- 2 tablespoons sweet butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt, preferably gray salt
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Peel the apples with a vegetable peeler, remove the core and cut into 1-inch chunks.
- Heat a medium saute pan on medium-high heat with the butter in it. When the butter begins to brown add the lemon juice and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the apples and salt. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes until the edges just begin to color. Add the honey and put in oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until the apples are soft and lightly caramelized.
- Mash with a fork for a chunky version, or put in food processor for a smoother sauce. Serve warm, room temperature or cold.
- Cook's Notes: Most applesauce recipes call for cooking the apples on the stovetop from start to finish. I prefer to start them on the stovetop and then finish them in a hot oven. The oven heat concentrates their flavors by drying and caramelizing them slightly. Although I have suggested a couple of apple varieties, you can use what good cooking apples are available in your area.
I used Cortland apples, unsalted butter, fresh lime juice and no salt. It's a great way to do it and has a great taste. I used the food processor to have a nice puree. Thanks for posting :) Made for Basement tag game