Makes 6 servings
3 pounds Ginger Gold apples, peeled, cored, and diced
½ cup water
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Juice of ½ lemon
The warm cinnamon and ginger in this kid-pleasing applesauce are enhanced by Ginger Gold apples, a green variety with a slightly spicy flavor. If Ginger Golds aren’t available, any variety of yellow or green apple, such as Golden Delicious, will work; their firm flesh and tart skin are ideal for cooking.
In a large stockpot, add the apples, water, sugar, spices, lemon, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil.
Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples have completely softened.
Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the apples into a sauce (mash less if you like your applesauce on the chunky side, mash more if you like your applesauce smoother). Serve warm, or transfer to a glass container and refrigerate for up to a week.
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Fat: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Fiber: 6 g