Wife Jan is on the BRAT diet—bananas, rice, apples, and toast. We had a basket full of apples and she decided to turn it into apple sauce to make it easier to eat. The idea in her head was to make a sauce version of my lime apples. It produced an excellent, tasty apple sauce.
Jan’s Lime Apple Sauce
2½ lbs. Jazz apples (6)
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 lime, juiced
1. Quarter the apples and remove the stems and cores with a paring knife.
Tip: Leave the peels on.
2. Cut the quarters in half—it does not matter in which direction—and put them in a steamer baskets.
3. Put half a cup of water in the bottom of the steamer and bring the pot to a boil.
Tip: As you steam your apples some of the juices will drip down into this water. You will be using about a tablespoon of this flavorful liquid to thin your sauce. You want enough water to steam your apples completely, but not so much that you waste too much of this precious liquid.
4. Reduce the heat and cover the steamer.
5. Steam the apples until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
Tip: Be careful not to boil all of the steaming liquid away.
6. Put the steamed apples in a standing blender and add the brown sugar and lime juice.
7. Add some of the pot liquid—Jan used only one tablespoon—and process the apples into a sauce.
Tip: Jan blended the apples on high for two minutes.
8. Transfer the sauce to a bowl or container and enjoy.