Thursday, February 2, 2012

Try this: Martha Stewart's Roasted Applesauce

I think I've said it before, but love her or hate her, that Martha Stewart knows how to write a recipe. Case in point: a delicious batch of roasted applesauce that I made tonight. It's probably the 5th or 6th time I've made this recipe. It's perfect when you've got lots of apples hanging around the house and you feel too lazy to peel and core them. 

Note: I have no idea what "3 lbs. of apples" looks like. I just filled the 9x13 baking dish. To compensate, I doubled the rest of the ingredients. The applesauce came out great.

Roasted Applesauce

1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
pinch of coarse salt
2 tablespoons butter
3 lbs small assorted apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of grated nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in 9x13 baking dish.

2. Add butter (chopped into small pieces) in dish and top with apples. 

3. Roast until apples are very soft, about 30-40 minutes.

4. Working in batches, pass apples through a food mill*. Stir in spices. Serve warm, room temperature, or chilled.

* Martha says if you don't have a food mill, you should core the apples before roasting, and after the're cooked, puree the apples in a food processor, and strain before adding the spices.

** I'm hoping that my friend Blobby has recovered from "The Great Sausage Debacle of 2012" and will once again try one of my recipes.


  1. My mother made applesauce once that was so heinous, it took me years to even try Motts again. I don't think I'll stray from that anytime soon.

  2. offense to Mommy Blobby, but how do you screw up applesauce?

  3. Looks good. I'll file this away for next fall when I have a yard full of apples.

  4. Your applesauce looks like the perfect treat to eat next to your new fireplace! Since I only had 3 apples in my kitchen, I did the next best thing and added one to my oatmeal this morning. It's not Martha's applesauce but it's delicious! Thanks for the idea.

  5. I was, like 10. I wasn't paying that much attention. Maybe it was one bad apple - and it did spoil bunch of girls.....



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