It’s that time of year again… As the mornings and evenings start to cool… (Just a little). There’s a whiff of autumn in the air. Vintage is almost upon us, and along with the promise of harvest come new season apples!
If you’re lucky enough to have an apple tree or a great farmer’s market near you, why not make your own apple sauce. You’ll find this so much better than shop bought sauce, which is often too sweet to compliment the crispy roast pork it’s served alongside.
Of course, not every apple is perfect for cooking… Those that are include well known varieties, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious; and lesser known Gravenstein and Ballarat.
This simple recipe is so
Homemade Apple Sauce
- 400g apples (use one of the varieties above)
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1½ tbsp caster sugar
- A little butter and salt, to serve
- Peel, core and chop the apples.
- Place them in a pan with the lemon juice, sugar and 2 tbsp water.
- Heat gently until the apples are really soft, squash them with a spoon a little.
- Add the butter and salt just before serving.
Serve with succulent roast pork and crispy crackling. Don’t forget the wine! We recommend Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Gris, an easy drinking, food friendly, dry white wine with a generous and silky palate that defines premium Marlborough Pinot Gris. Buy yours HERE.