Fall has arrived and so have the apples. My daughter’s 3rd grade class visited a biodynamic organic apple farm last week and brought back 20 pounds of gorgeous sweet sour cooking apples. I helped a class of 24 nine-year-olds chop, cook, food mill and can 35 half pints of this delicious rich spicy apple sauce. It actually started out as apple butter, but we did not have enough time to get it super thick, so this sauce is somewhere between the two. Sweetened with honey, spiced with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, and enriched with apple cider vinegar and cider, this apple sauce is wonderful treat.
Honestly, this sauce is just an excuse for topping ice cream. It should really be called Apple Ice Cream Topping, but it’s much more versatile than that. It could go on or in all sorts of things like pie, tarts, pancakes, yogurt, toast, biscuits, pork roast-stop me if you dare. Whatever you do, this recipe will make enough for the whole year.