Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 cups of cardamom applesauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3 tsp. sugar 1/2 to 1 tsp. freshly ground cardamom (add the full tsp. if you want the cardamom to really dominate the flavor)
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 8 large apples (about 4 pounds)
In a 2-quart microwavable casserole dish, whisk together the water, lemon juice, sugar, cardamom, and cinnamon.
Peel, pare, and coarsely chop the apples, dropping them into the water as you go along to prevent excessive browning.
Once all of your apples have been chopped, stir them well so that are all moistened. Cover dish, place in microwave, and cook on "High" for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove dish from microwave and stir the apples. Cover and return the dish to the microwave; cook on "High" for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove dish from microwave and pound the apples with a potato masher until the applesauce is as coarse or as fine as you prefer. Cool, then refrigerate or freeze until needed.
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