Master 17 had his high school graduation this week, and is now gearing up for his final Year 12 exams which start next Monday. It is hard to believe that his school days are behind him, and I have found myself reflecting on his school years over the past week or so. He was fortunate enough to be educated in Australia, France and USA. I remember when we lived in Houston, how he liked to take little containers of apple sauce in his lunch box to his elementary school each day. I thought some healthy comfort food wouldn’t go astray over his exam period, so have made up a batch of apple sauce today.
I adapted an apple sauce recipe from my grandmothers old CWA cookbook.
6 cooking apples (I used Granny Smiths which are quite tart. If you use sweeter apples you may need to adjust the sugar).
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Makes enough for 2 jars.
Peel, core and chop the apples. Place the apples in a saucepan with the water, sugar and cinnamon, and simmer until tender. Allow to cool slightly and then blend in a food processor or blender.
If making up a bigger batch for canning, reheat the apple sauce and seal in hot sterilised jars.
Of course I couldn’t resist dressing up the jars. Perhaps I will make some more for Christmas gifts.