Pork chops and applesauce… the line made famous by Bobby Brady is my only association with applesauce.
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I never ate it as a kid.
I never feed it to my kids, and I definitely never made it.
But here I am again thanks to Dorie, spreading my wings and venturing into applesauce. Why not, I tackled pot roast. This should be a piece of cake.
Well, not quite cake, but it was easy after I watched the you tube video on how to use my husband's food mill. You see he was in Iceland while I was making this… yes, Iceland, at an alternative rock concert with his best friends no less… a strange mid-life crisis?
Well, at least I got to sneak off to New York City and meet a fellow Dorista, Trevor for lunch. We went to a very talked about restaurant: ABC Kitchen. The company was much more interesting than the food.
Have I digressed,… yes, applesauce.
With the help of my daughter who cooked down the apples, and basically did the all the work for me; the applesauce was a breeze to make.
We didn't dare to cook the apples skin and core… I was too nervous about using the food mill for the first time to risk it. We did use the coarsest filter on the mill which made a really chunky applesauce. The texture was more to my liking than traditionally smooth applesauce.
I loved the addition of vanilla in this recipe… how perfect, vanilla, butter and apples all work so wonderfully together.
I ate it mixed in my oatmeal for breakfast and on top of yogurt the next day.
Will I make it again… I don't know. I will probably go to Iceland first.
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