Just a few simple ingredients and you can have a wonderfully tasty applesauce!
The apples and sugar caramelize on the bottom of the pan as they roast in the oven, giving the finished applesauce a marvelous depth of flavor. If you don't have a food mill, core the apples before roasting; after they're cooked, puree the apples in a food processor, and strain before adding spices.
1/4 cup water
6 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of coarse salt
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3 pounds small assorted apples, such as Gala, McIntosh, or Fuji
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine water, brown sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Scatter butter pieces over mixture, and top with apples.
Roast until apples are very soft, about 30 to 40 minutes. The smell from the kitchen today was simply amazing!!!!!