Gosh I love apples and they're starting to come into season again. I made a bit of apple sauce last winter and stored it away in my pantry. I'm just finishing off the last jars now just in time for the next season!
Last night, this is what I had for a treat after work: Spiced Apple Sauce with Whipped Cream on top aka Crustless Apple Pie.
Spiced Apple Sauce
10 medium apples, peeled and chopped
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 cinnamon quills
1 star anise
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves (whole)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Put all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for 12 hours. Remove cinnamon quills and star anise. Process apple sauce with a hand blender until smooth. Spoon into sterilized jars and seal.
Serve in a little bowl or ramekin and top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Voila!