Roast pork just isn’t the same without delicious homemade apple sauce! Our recipe uses basic ingredients and is quick and easy to create. Just allow for cooling and chilling time before serving for the best results.
Preparation and cooking time: approx 8 mins
Serves 2 (multiply the quantities if you need more)
- 2 or 3 large Cooking Apples – peeled and cut into chunky slices with core and pips removed
- ½ fresh Lemon or 1 tbsp bottled lemon juice
- 1 tsp Demerara Sugar (optional or to taste)
- Sultanas – handful (optional)
- 150 ml water
- Add the water to a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil
- Add the apples to the saucepan as soon as you slice them and then squeeze/pour on the lemon juice as you go to avoid browning (they will go brown very quickly!)
- Once all the apple slices are added to the boiling water, reduce the heat and simmer gently for approx. 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook them, a fork should just penetrate the apple slices and they should be fairly firm not mushy.
- Sprinkle the sugar over the apples (optional)
- Remove the saucepan from the heat source immediately (or the apples will continue to cook) and transfer the apple sauce into a bowl with a lid (or cover with clingfilm)
- Allow to cool on the side then put in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving
- Lemon juice prevents the apples from browning
- If squeezing a fresh lemon, you can use a small colander to catch any pips!
- Always chill before serving for best results
- A little sourness can be a good contrast with the pork so try it without the sugar for a more natural taste
Last revised: 02.12.20