After cleaning using this DIY low impact produce wash I got to work cutting. I had a few ideas in mind about how best to make use of this unexpected bounty, including cores and peels. While they weren’t particularly hot-to-trot I thought these apples would make a great apple cider vinegar and / or a simple, but flavorful applesauce. Again, it’s Fall, it’s happening folx. I love applesauce! Even better just warm off the stove with a nice hot toddy off to the side.
Applesauce is a great way to repurpose imperfect produce. These apples were perfect for cooking down and with the right ingredients could probably give some life to other food scraps. Like zucchini, more specifically zucchini tops, which I’ve been thinking about quite a bit, as one does. This is a completely edible, delicious part of the plant but because of its form and segmentation the tops often get discarded. All you have to do is thinly slice off the tough end of the top and cube up to be cooked down. Zucchini is a great addition for applesauce because it has a similar texture when mashed and takes on flavor well. Did I mention I flipping love zucchini? As one does… Adding in lemon and cinnamon really balances out the sauce and makes for a dish I could probably eat every morning 😀
Do you have any secret applesauce add-ins?
Let me know if you give this recipe a try! #closedloopcooking
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