Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Little Seasonal Slaw

I feel the same way about this blog as I do personal fitness and life goals, I'll get to it when I feel like it. So it's been awhile, obviously. There have been a lot of things going on, most notably a promotion at work and a very homosexual apple picking bike ride in the rolling plains of northwestern Illinois. For at least two weeks I was rolling in apples, but since they were farm fresh, I had to act quickly. The last thing anyone needs from me is another pie recipe (though I did make two bitchin' pies) so here's the method I employed to use up my remaining apples. Applesauce! 

Caramel Applesauce 

I've had that ditto since kindergarten, how I've managed to hold on to that and not my boyish figure, I'll never know. Applesauce always reminds me of that scene in Wuthering Heights, if you don't know what I'm talking about, put down your serialized teen action novel and read a real book once in awhile. Anywho, appleslawce is really easy and versatile. I mixed it into my oatmeal every morning. 

You will need the following: 

4 large apples, skinned and sliced thin
3/4 c apple cider
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp pie spice 
splash lemon juice 
5-6 caramel cubes (optional)

Step 1: Mix all ingredients in heavy-bottomed pot. Simmer over medium heat for about thirty minutes or until apples are soft. 

Step 2: Mash apple slaw together (I used my pastry cutter) and refrigerate. The cider will help it stay preserved, so it should be good for about a week. 

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