Rustic Applesauce with Grand Marnier
Posted October 29, 2013
It is not officially fall in my home until I make this delicious rustic applesauce, at least once. I also make a batch at Hannukah to serve over latkes. It's one of the best low fat and low calorie desserts you will ever taste, and not at all difficult to make. It's best with organic apples as they are more flavorful.
6 Granny Smith apples
3 tart apples (Breaburn, Pink Lady, Gala, etc)
1/2 - 1 C organic sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
2 T butter (optional if you'd prefer dairy free)
1 1/2 C water
3/4 C Grand Marnier
Peel, core, and cube apples into 1/2" chunks. Add rest of ingredients, using a large stoneware bowl. I like very tart applesauce so I use the minimum amount but you can add more halfway through if you like. Microwave on high 10 min, remove, stir, adjust sugar. Microwave another 15 min. Alternatively, you can bring to boil and simmer for the same times. Transfer by batches into food processor. Leave a bit of chunky pieces for a rustic texture. I make mine like this:
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