Who doesn't love apple sauce? Add it to smoothies to add thickness, or use it solely as a quick dessert. The way I made it is quite chunky, but you could blend it if you wanted a more smoother sauce!
It's certainly NOT hard to make as our recipe will attest to!
Also, you'll see that we added a tablespoon of apricot jam — it adds a little zing!
1. Peel the apple, dice into small to medium pieces.
2. Put in a non-stick pan and add the lemon juice, toss.
3. Add the water and cinnamon, stir well.
4. Add the raisins and cranberries, stir and cook about five minutes.
5. Add the brown sugar, stir, heat on low a minute.
6. Add the apricot jam, stir well and serve!
This sauce is so easy to make!
We enjoyed our sauce warm, straight from the pan, spooned right
over some French vanilla ice cream — absolute HEAVEN in a dish!
It didn't take more than five minutes to make either, just gave us just enough time for the ice cream to soften a little in the bowls.
You can double up the recipe ingredient amounts, as the quantity above was good for two people — and store the leftovers in your freezer. And yes, you can omit the apricot jam, but honestly — it adds a little zing —and thickens the juice.
If it's a bit runny, keep heating it up and the extra liquid will evaporate. If you're into smoothies, add some of this sauce to your blender for instant thickening. You can use this as a thickener too when making fruit leathers - click the link for more about fruit leathers.
Try using a three-fruit marmalade (or a regular marmalade) too and let us know
how that worked for you!