Bourbon cinnamon applesauce is sure to get you in the mood for the Fall season. I have some simmering away on my stove as I write this post! It also fills your whole house with a pleasant cinnamon apple aroma. Fall is one of the things I miss most about New York. Picking apples, watching the leaves change colors and feeling the excitement of the upcoming year. I’m thankful for the cooler weather we’ve been having in North Carolina, but nothing beats fall back home.
There is something so comforting about homemade applesauce. My grandma makes the best homemade applesauce! I think that’s why I love it so much. It reminds me of home and being surrounded by my family. My version of bourbon cinnamon applesauce uses the natural sugar in the fruit for sweetness along with additional flavor from the bourbon or whiskey and of course, cinnamon. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require much attention when it’s cooking. This applesauce would be a great addition to the thanksgiving table along with roasted brussels sprouts with raspberry balsamic glaze.
Bourbon cinnamon applesauce only requires 4 ingredients:
– Apples (I uses a variety of whatever my grocery store has)
– Lemon Juice
– Bourbon or Whiskey
First, peel and chop the apples into ½ inch pieces. Next, add the apples to a saucepan with the lemon juice, water and cinnamon. Cover and bring it to a rapid simmer over medium heat. Let it simmer covered for 15 minutes, then add the bourbon and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the apples can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove from the heat and mash the apples with a potato masher or fork. Additionally, you can throw everything into a food processor or blender and blend to your preferred consistency.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite season is! As always, thanks for supporting Toshi’s Table. Remember to rate my recipes after you make them, and please include a comment so I can hear your feedback. Happy eating!