RECIPE: Homemade Applesauce with Cinnamon and Rum

jessie2020September 3, 2008

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  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

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No shortage of rum down here. I may try this since the alcohol would be boiled out. Thanks for posting this.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 6:02PM
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I have never made applesauce with the peel still on. What does the peel do to the texture? Is the peel the reason that it is processed in the food processor?

I'm thinking this would save a lot of time!!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2008 at 10:43AM
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Have made quite a bit of applesauce already, but still have lots of apples and this sounds so good, think I'll have to try some. Thanks

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 10:35PM
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I was wondering about the texture of the apple peels too. I think I'd like to try this with peeled apples, and just mash them in the pan as I usually do when making fresh apple sauce. I love the addition of rum! This sounds devine!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 4:36PM
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I make apple sauce with the peel. I just use a hand held blender and whiz for a few minutes to break up the peel. Works great! I figure you get nutrients from the peel so why not use it? Marg

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 9:05AM
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