Quelle surprise. It’s fall and I’ve got an apple recipe for ya.
These little dandies are brand new and Ontario grown. They’re called Ginger Gold and they’re perfect for eating, baking or…applesauce as it were. Sweet as pie on their own, this recipe requires zero added sweetener.
Don’t go out and buy yourself fancy apples for this recipe either. These were on sale and ended up costing about $0.75 per pound. Buying in bulk will save you even more moula. You can use any variety you like, too. If you’ve picked a particularly tart apple, like a granny smith, you may need some added sweetness. Wait until your apples are cooked and processed though. You can always add a little maple syrup or sugar at the end.
Making any recipe with peeled and cored apples can be a pain in the A. I get it. I’m not much for frivolous kitchen tools and gadgets, but using a y-shaped peeler and an apple corer will save you so much time.
The y-shaped peeler is truly an all around great kitchen gadget. The good quality ones will even peel the tough stuff, like butternut squash. In this case it also ensures the apple peels are an even size, which is important in making the apple peel chips.
Of course, a good sharp paring knife will do the trick, and cutting around the core is no big deal either.
I really had my heart set on doing a post for slow cooker applesauce, but most recipes involved the same amount of prep and 4 hour cook time. Recipes with a cook-time that is not long enough to leave for a day of work don’t make sense to me. Isn’t that the point of a slow cooker? I opted for a stovetop version instead.
I chose to breakdown my apples with a whisk to leave a bit of texture. Feel free to blend it up for a smoother consistency.
How awesome is the chip idea?! I get all giddy when I can find use for what would have been food waste. A healthy snack to boot!
I used my silicone baking mats (they’re the best!) for the apple chips, but parchment paper will work well too. Spread them out evenly for best results.
(um, no thanks)
Best apple sauce I’ve ever had. Hand to heart.