Making applesauce is one of the most efficient ways of tackling your bounty of apples. With just three ingredients—apples, water, and lemon juice—it’s a sweet treat you can feel good about.
Store loose apples in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for up to 4 months.
Beyond French toast, use applesauce in baked goods, dressings, smoothies, and (my favourite way) paired with thick Greek yogurt and granola, lending natural sweetness and moisture to all of the above.
Instead of applesauce, use another seasonal produce purée in the batter, such as pear, squash, carrot, pumpkin, or rutabaga.
For applesauce, add apples and lemon juice to large pot over high heat. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until apples are softened. Transfer to food processor or blender and pureu0301e until smooth. To keep it more rustic, mash with fork. Cool and store airtight in glass jars for up to 2 weeks refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
For French toast, in large ceramic or glass casserole dish, beat eggs until emulsified. Beat in applesauce, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and ginger. Add bread; soak and baste (slather batter over bread), turning once or twice for 30 minutes.
Preheat large nonstick skillet or nonstick griddle pan to medium. Add thin layer of oil or butter. Add bread in single layer, being sure not to crowd the pan (cook in batches if necessary). Cook on first side for 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown, flip, and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown on second side. Serve immediately with maple syrup and your favourite toppings.
This recipe is part of the Preserving the Harvest collection.
Tarts are timeless, and a good tart is always a people-pleaser. And who doesn’t love something with chocolate in any form? This classic tart is so easy to make with fresh fruit and hints of orange in a delicious chocolate crust. Once firm, it cuts like a dream into 16 easy slices. Fruity faves This remarkable tart lends itself well to a bevy of flavours. We conjoined raspberries with chocolate and orange in our tart. But you can stretch the boundaries with all sorts of fruits such as mango, pineapple, and papaya. If you’re longing to go somewhere tropical but the opportunity has scooted away, make this timely tart and fill it with the flavours of the tropics.
This cozy winter drink is perfect for sipping by the fireside. Serve it up with our Maple Pecans. It’s soothingly delicious and creamy served hot or cold. Plant milks We’ve suggested oat milk for an ultimate creamy beverage in our recipe. But any plant milk will be equally delicious. Other possibilities include unsweetened soy, almond, rice, and regular dairy milk products. Iced maple milk affogato A true Italian affogato is vanilla gelato or ice cream doused in espresso. In our version we place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a glass and douse it with our hot Dreamy Maple Sipper. Shave some dark chocolate on top and gratings of nutmeg. Serve with a tall spoon. Delicious!
Here’s the perfect recipe for a fireside snack attack. It’s so easy and can be made ahead and stored in a tightly covered container in the fridge or freezer without losing crispness. Delicious served with a hot toddy. Crunchy munchies Switch out pecans for Brazil nuts or walnuts, or even mixed nuts. The trick is to use raw nuts, as opposed to roasted, as these would become too toasted. Try playing with different spices such as cinnamon or curry powder. These are delicious served on crostini that’s been spread with our Creamy Feta Dip.