With chillier nights, blue skies, and sun-filled warmish days comes the intrinsic urge for turning on the oven, and to start roasting again.
The feeling of chilly toes, fingers, noses and adding on a scarf, or even a hoodie makes us long for something warm in our bellies that will both quiet, and compliment the chill.
Here is a perfect recipe for this time of year: roasted applesauce a la Martha Stewart.
Serves 8 Prep Time: 12 minutes Total time: 50 minutes
- 1/4 C water
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 3 lbs apples, about 10
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of grated nutmeg
- Pinch of cloves
- Prep: Preheat oven to 425F. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a baking dish.
- Roast: Scatter butter pieces over mixture, and top with apples. Roast until apples are very soft, 30-40 minutes.
- Process: Using a food processor, blend the apples, stir in spices. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled. This delightful applesauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Photo courtesy of Stacy Spensley