10 medium-sized apples
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon peel, cut
Cinnamon or nutmeg to taste (optional)
Makes 6 servings.
- Wash the apples, cut them in
quarters, remove the cores, and peel them.
- Put them into a heavy saucepan,
add the water, and allow
them to cook until they are very soft. If the apples are inclined to be
dry, a little more water may be necessary.
- When done, process them in a
food processor or force them
a colander or a sieve. Add the sugar to the pulp, and return to the
stove. Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved and, if necessary,
until the apple sauce is slightly thickened, stirring frequently to
- Remove from the heat, and
season with lemon peel cut
fine, and cinnamon, or nutmeg to taste. Serve cold.
NOTE: For good apple sauce choose
somewhat sour and that will cook soft easily. This apple sauce is
usually served when roast
pork is the main dish of a meal, but is just as appetizing when served
with other foods or as dessert.
TIP: If there are apples in supply that do not cook well for
they may be peeled, quartered, and cored, and cooked with the sugar and
water. Then, instead of being forced through a sieve, they should be
allowed to remain in pieces in the sirup.
|Did You Know?
general, fruits are divided into two classes, namely, food fruits and
flavor fruits. As their names imply, food fruits are valuable as food,
whereas flavor fruits are those used mostly for flavoring food
and distinguished by a characteristic flavor.
The flavors, as well as the odors, of fruits, are due chiefly to what
is known as their essential oils, also known as volatile or ethereal
Fruits in which these oils are very strong are often irritating to
certain people and can cause allergic reaction or distress of some sort
Various essential oils
have been used medicinally at
different periods in history. Medical application proposed by those who
sell medicinal oils range from skin treatments to remedies for cancer,
and are often based on historical use of these oils for these purposes.
Such claims are now subject to regulation in most countries, and have
grown more vague to stay within these regulations.