RECIPE: Homemade Applesauce with Cinnamon and Rum
This is a recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving and other holidays. It comes originally from a caterer near where I live in Connecticut -- the Cantering Caterer.
Homemade applesauce is the simplest thing on the planet to make! Your house will smell amazing for an hour after this comes off the stove!
Start with 8 cored apples Â if possible, do a mix like Gala, Macintosh, Granny Smiths, whatever is in season, always trying to get green and red in there. Cut them into chunks and place in a saucepan. Add a couple of inches of water, just enough to almost cover the apples. Then add 1 cup of rum and a dash of cinnamon. Boil until soft, strain, and put the whole mix into a food processor. Process until it reaches the desired texture. It's good to leave it a bit lumpy. This will ensure that some of the great colors from the skins are visible. If you process too much, the color will mix and you will lose the great visual effect. Serve warm or cold.
Here is a link that might be useful: The Cantering Caterer