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Applesauce compote

Applesauce compote cooking in a large square sauce pan. A wooden spoon stirring the sauce
Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 1 hour Rest Time: 10 min Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Best Season Fall

This Homemade Applesauce Recipe is made with just 4 simple ingredients and is quick and easy to makeApple slices in a large square sauce pan ready to cook for apple sauce compote

    Apple compote recipe
  • 1 kilogram apples (peeled, cored and cut)
  • 1 cup sugar (estimate amount)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cinnamon (optional)
  1. recipe apple compoteMany peeled apples on a white bench top
    • An apple slicer cored and cut an apple into 8 slicespeeled apples on a wooden chopping board. An apple slicer ready to cut the applesPeel and cut the apples into pieces and discard the core.
    • Put apple pieces in a saucepan on medium heat. Cook until apples soften and becomes mushy.
    • Add the sugar, cinnamon and a bit of water if it looks dry. Add small amounts of water at the time to avoid it being too wet.
    • Keep cooking on low to medium heat until apples are soft and can easily be mushed with a whisk or a potato masher.
    • You need to stir regularly and be careful not to have the heat too high as the apples will catch at the bottom and become brown.
    • Cooking time will depend on apple variety. 
    • Once cooked let it cool then roughly mash it with the whisk or masher until saucy with a few chunks in it and check the taste. Add more sugar if needed.
    • If you prefer your apple sauce smooth then blend it with your stick blender now.
    • The sauce will keep for about a week in the fridge. The remaining sauce that you won't use in a week just simply spoon into convenient zip lock bags and freeze. 
    • (All apple varieties have different water and sugar content, so the water and sugar amounts are a guide only. It needs to be added with caution and according to taste. You decide how sweet you like your apple sauce. I prefer to add less sugar so that I can use it in savory meals as well. It’s a perfect complement to Roast pork but you don’t want it too sweet. Then if you use the sauce in a sweet dessert or cake it's easy to add more sugar.) 
    •  Sometimes when I use certain apples, I don’t need to add any water, especially shop bought apples and other varieties. Heritage breads, for example contain less water and you need to add more.  

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