It just so happened that my little book of the Senior Girls Missionary Book of Tested Recipes had an applesauce recipe - on page 91. In a comparison to an applesauce recipe in a modern Family Circle cookbook I found the only glaring difference to be the addition of butter.
- 6 granny smith apples, chopped roughly
- 1 tab castor sugar
- 2 tab water
- pinch salt
- 1 tab lemon juice
- 1 desert spoon butter
Leave over medium heat until the apples are soft.
Beat the mixture until smooth (this can easily be done by hand).
My Results and Notes
What can I say? It was basic applesauce with the addition of salt and butter. The butter is noticeable and I like the flavour it brings to the sauce. It tasted incredibly good on my quinoa breakfast with currents and pecans. Incredibly good.
It was a quick and easy, no-fuss kind of recipe but what I enjoyed most about it was the chance to use my newly acquired Christmas present - an antique citrus juicer. I've been after one of these for a while now and my wonderful husband, Mr R had bought me one just that afternoon while antique shopping for my late gift.
I think it's so much more elegant and charming than the $2 plastic one I had been using.