Last year during Hanukkah, we wrote about latkes. This year, we are writing about perfect companion to latkes — apple sauce. Though it’s been on the calendar since last year, Hanukkah just surprised me this year. I hadn’t really focused on it until yesterday! So in thinking about what to do tonight to celebrate, I noticed some slightly old apples we got at the Larchmont Farmers Market, that hadn’t been eaten. The perfect solution — homemade applesauce.
It’s super easy and the house smells great. I just core and section the apples and cook them down with some brown sugar, apple juice and cinnamon. This year, I just used water because no one in our family drinks apple juice, so it’s never in the house. Just put everything in a deep pan or casserole dish and bring to a boil, lower the heat until the apples are very soft, about 30 minutes. Then stir everything together until it resembles sauce and serve.