The apples we picked yesterday were so delicious that I had to cook something with them. With two boys at home from school with stomach ailments, I thought that home made apple sauce would be the best thing for them. This recipe is so wonderful I know that I’ll be making it again and again. It’s like an apple pie in a jar without the guilt of a buttery crust!
Oven Roasted Apple Sauce
(adapted from www.MarthaStewart.com)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel, core and cut apples into eighths. In a large mixing bowl combine the water, brown sugar, lemon juice and salt. Stir mixture. Add apples and spices and mix well. Place mixture in an oven safe skillet (or a 9 x 13 baking dish). Dot with butter pieces. Roast apples until they are very soft (30 to 40 minutes). Remove from oven and with a potato masher, smash until desired consistency.
Serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature. This applesauce should be refrigerated in an airtight container and used within 5 days.
We spent a beautiful and crisp Sunday picking apples at Prairie Sky Orchard in Union, Illinois. It finally felt like autumn.