So if you're like me, you just now polished off the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers. And now I feel like all I should exist on is lettuce, air and water. That container of chocolate frosting probably didn't help matters, but hey, it's also my birthday week (in fact, it's my birthday today, the big 3-2!) so it was necessary. So with the double dip of fruit in this week's share, I think it calls for some sort of homemade applesauce. We have a great base recipe for Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce that is sweetened with only the natural sweetness of the apples and 1/4 cup of local honey. No other added sugar and the only other ingredients are water and cinnamon. Four ingredient magic! So I'm thinking of doing a little saucy experimentation and using the mixture of baking apples this week for some blended flavor applesauce. We're also getting tangelos, so maybe I'll throw in some nutmeg, ground clove and some tangelo peel and the juice of 1 (I'll reduce the amount of honey to probably an 1/8 cup) to make a Citrus Spiced Applesauce. But I keep eyeing the cranberries in the store, so I'm also thinking of tossing a handful to maybe a 1/2 cup of cranberries into the mix, holding the cinnamon and making a Cran-Applesauce! So many possibilities!
Who's up for the challenge of concocting a fun applesauce blend? If you come up with your own based off of our original recipe, e-mail your recipe our way to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll feature it here!