Makes about 2 cups
-1 ½ lbs (about 3 medium-sized) sweet apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (preferred varieties include Jonagold, McIntosh, Cortland, Braeburn, and Winesap)
-¼ cup water
-¼ cup honey
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. In a large pot, add the apples, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt, stirring over medium-low heat until the apples are thoroughly coated with the other ingredients.
2. Cover the pot and continue to cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until the apples are slightly broken down and tender.
3. Turn the cooked apples into sauce in one of the following methods.
For a rustic sauce: Mash and stir the cooked apples with a whisk until smooth, with a few larger bits of apple remaining (this is the method used in the above pictures).
For a pureed sauce: Let the mixture cool slightly before transferring the cooked apples to the bowl of a blender or food processor. Blend until desired smoothness and texture.
4. Transfer sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe courtesy of Katherine Hysmith. Photo courtesy of best friends. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.