Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ginger Applesauce for #SRC



Yay! It is the Secret Recipe Club reveal day today!! I always get so excited.

This month I was assigned the blog Enriching Your Kid. I immediately popped on over to see what goodies I could find to make.

As usual I had a hard time deciding. It actually took me a few days. I couldn't choose between the lovely Chicken Curry, fabulous Tomato Chutney, or this tasty Ginger Applesauce

In the end I chose this applesauce because, well I am kind of on an applesauce kick lately. I have been wanting to do some baking with it and the idea of baking with this awesome applesauce really got my mind going.

You have got to make sure and go check out Enriching Your Kid. There are some fantastic Indian recipes there that will knock you out!!

I changed the recipe slightly. Mostly because I didn't have cardamom so I Googled a substitute and found you could use cinnamon + nutmeg or ginger. Since there was already the fresh ginger in the recipe I chose to add a bit of cinnamon alone.

I also cooked on the stove top VS the microwave because my microwave works when it feels like. Yes, Chef Mike goes on strike from time to time. 

I didn't have a mortar to crush the ginger root, so I grated it very fine and used the paste.

The end result?

Some pretty fantastic applesauce!

I love the use of honey instead of brown sugar. It gives the sauce a fantastic fresh apple flavor without being overtly sweet, and the ginger gives it that little something special that brings the applesauce over the top.

I can't wait to start using this in everything!!



Ginger Applesauce

5 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
2 inches ginger root, peeled and grated
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey


Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.

Allow mixture to cool slightly and then carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don't fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.

Store in an airtight container it the refrigerator. 

Makes approx 2 pints

ENJOY!



8 comments:

  1. I never thought of finding a sub for cardamom, good to know there is one Bobbi. Applesauce is always good, but spiced is even better!

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  2. It's definitely hard to go wrong with homemade applesauce! Do you just leave the skins on?

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    1. I am sorry I missed that in the recipe, yes I remove the skins

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  3. I love homemade applesauce. Your recipe came out looking so beautiful. Great SRC pick!

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  4. Spiced applesauce is the greatest! But I never thought to use lime. YUM! Great SRC choice!

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    1. Yes, I love her recipes and how creative they are!

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