This is a great way to use up extra apples after a trip to an orchard. The flavor and texture is so far superior to store bought it is not even worth comparing the two together. This will work as a dessert or served as a side with pork, or potato pancakes.
Use a mixture of different apples to create different levels of sweetness in the sauce.
- 4 lbs apples
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp grated fresh nutmeg
- Zest of 1 lemon
Peel and core apples. Chop into small 1/4″ cubes and mix with lemon zest in a large pot. Cover with water and add cinnamon stick. Cook apples until softened, about 20 minutes. Add other spices and brown sugar and mash with a fork. Cook down to a thick sauce, about 10 more minutes. Allow to cool before serving.