I made this at Christmas to go with the Crisp Roast Duck in the same issue of Gourmet. I was going through my back log of recipes to add and found this already listed. I also needed to remove some liquid. The end product was very nice. I love gala apples, so I was happy to find an applesauce using them. This was so quick and easy!! Thanks for posting it!
Apples from a local orchard-Italian "prune" plums from in law's backyard. I love the addition of the cinnamon-a cinnamon stick in my version. The ratio of plums to apples was closer to 75/25. I threw everything in the crock pot, cooked on HIGH 1 minute then LOW for about 4 1/2 hours, and WARM for approximately 1 hour. Transferred the mixture (minus the cinnamon stick!) to a blender and thoroughly pureed. Added only about 2-3 tablespoons of sugar. No, didn't peel the plums or the apples. The leftover liquid was used in a berry smoothie the next day-no waste! Prepared for CQ 2014.
Oh yum, this is such a great recipe! I love the combination of plums and apple, quite unusual but very tasty! I had very ripe apples and Italian damsons so I didnt need to use any sugar. I added some vanilla to the sauce, which I liked a lot. Then as I was feeling lazy I simply pureed everything with my immersion blender instead of running it through a food mill. ;)
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great keeper with us, Mrs Goodall! Ill make this again Im sure.
Made and reviewed for Think Pink October 2011.