October 30, 2014

Sonoma Gravenstein Applesauce!

The Sonoma Gravenstein Apples are ripe and we love this old fashion recipe for fresh Applesauce!

Ingredients

  • 2 large navel oranges, zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 6 pounds Sonoma Gravenstein apples
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the zest and juice of the oranges and lemon in a large bowl. Peel, quarter, and core the apples (reserving the peel of 2 of the red apples) and toss them in the juice. Pour the apples, reserved apple peel, and juice into a nonreactive Dutch oven or enameled iron pot. Add the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and allspice and cover the pot. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until all the apples are soft. Remove and discard the red apple peel. Mix with a whisk until smooth, and serve warm or at room temperature.