Chunky Applesauce-Serves 2
Adapted from Shauna James Ahern
Prep and cooking time: About 30 minutes, depending on how saucy you want your sauce
4 apples, peeled and sliced (I like to mix a couple sweet ones like McIntosh and crispy ones like Jazz or Granny Smith)
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Tiny nub of ginger, grated
Optional: brown sugar, honey or agave nectar on top
First, bring your water to a boil. Then throw in your spices and ginger. Now dump your apples in. I stirred it occasionally, because I have this fascination with stirring things, and I would recommend that you do, too. It will take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to become sauce, depending on how firm your apples are and what consistency you want. I felt like a chunky applesauce, so I kept my apples more apple-ey and less saucy.
Now scoop out your applesauce into a bowl or on top of your oatmeal, squash soup or other fall treat. I really liked this applesauce with no sugar, but I sprinkled some brown sugar on top to stir into the oatmeal.