Fall is amazing. I love the scents, crispy air, the bonfires, and the food. This year I want to celebrate and make as many autumnal dishes as possible. I had a quick jaunt to Nashville this weekend and got to visit McKay book store. One of my aquisitions was an old Martha Stewart Cookbook
Martha Stewart’s Healthy Quick Cook.
It is arranged seasonally, similar to my monk cookbook. So I bought some crisp fall apples and decided to see what I could make up. I found a recipie that was so scandalous (say it with some southern twang…scaaandOlus) I couldn’t resist it. Spicy Applesauce.
First chop up 8 apples.Put these in a saucepan w/ 1 c. apple cider, 1/2 tsp red paper, pinch cayenne pepper and pinch of ground black paper. Simmer for 20 minutes.
I put it in my food processor and chopped coarsely. Then I fed it to my husband. He is a texture snob and didn’t like the “chunky” texture. So begrudgingly I blended it. The result?
So what’s the verdict? It was HOT. Too hot that I couldn’t taste the apples. I think in the future I might a bit of red pepper to my apple sauce but not 1/2 tsp. I mean it was good…it just left a burning feeling in my belly when I was done. I think I am going to try some granny smith apple sauce with cinnamon tomorrow.