Oven-Roasted Applesauce

posted by carriola 12-22-98 10:31 PM

Oven-Roasted Applesauce

1/4 c. brandy or cider
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
1 t. freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus zest of 1 lemon
1/4 c. plus 2 T packed brown sugar
2 T unsalted butter
3 Granny Smith apples-peeled, cored, & cut into eighths
3 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
Pinch of salt

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a 12 x 14 roasting pan or 11 x 17 baking pan, combine the brandy, cinnamon, cloves,lemon juice and zest, brown sugar, and butter. Add all the apples and toss.

Roast until the apples are very soft and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Transfer apples to the bowl of a food processor; pulse until smooth. Stir in the salt. Serve warm.

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