Saturday, March 18, 2017

1066. Apple Compote (Applesauce)

You know those single-portion size yogurt cups? The ones sold as a square of four pots which you would have to bend to snap off a cup. When we were kids my mother would get us these apple compots cups sold in the same way as the flavored yogurt pots, and we would love them as a treat. The habit continued all the way to my teens, when I would actually bother to read the ingredient list. What's amazing is that there was only two ingredients: apples and citric acid.
I suppose the citric acid was not only for flavoring, but also for preservation purposes. To make this delicious spoonable dessert, all you need are apples! I threw in some tiny pinches of spices, but other than that; no eggs, no dairy, no sugar, no butter or oil. That is an amazing feat. Great for kids, great for adults. This applesauce can also be used as part of a pastry, as we shall see insha Allah. Adapted from La Petite Paniere.

Ingredients: (makes 4 cups)

10 Golden Delicious apple (about 1.7kg)
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch cloves
1 pinch allspice
1 cup water


Peel and core the apples. Chop roughly and place in a large saucepan. Add the powdered spices and water.
Cook the apples over medium-high heat, bringing to a boil and simmering for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring, until the apples are soft and the volume has reduced to about a half of what it was.
Remove from the fire, allow to cool for a few minutes before blending the warm mixture to a fine puree.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving chilled.

صحة و عافية

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