Homemade Applesauce

Classic Homemade Applesauce

Classic Homemade Applesauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 Granny Smith apples
  • 1½ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cinnamon to taste, or red hot candies
METHOD:
  1. Peel and slice the apples into small pieces. Put apples in a pot.
  2. Add water to pot and bring to a low boil over medium heat, mashing apples as they cook down. Keep the pot covered.
  3. When desired consistency, add sugar, cinnamon and/or red hot candies. Bring to a boil and then recover and remove from heat. Let cool in the pot and then refrigerate.
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Espresso-Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Espresso-Bourbon Caramel Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder

METHOD:

  1. Melt the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, cream, and corn syrup and stir until smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, whisk in the bourbon and espresso, and set aside until slightly cooled, about 20 minutes. Before serving, whisk the sauce until smooth.