Still dealing with apples here.
Hello everyone! Yes, I still have tons of apples from last weeks apple picking. We’re spending a whole month in Washington, DC starting today so I HAD to do something with all of them.
I decided to cube them up, add some spices and sugar and freeze them; its use? Countless!: apple pies, apple tarts, cake filling, over pancakes, waffles or even over ice cream!
I’m not telling you to buy a ton of apples and follow this recipe but just to consider these flavors for everything I mentioned above, being that said, I used 20 apples for this recipe, and you can totally scale it down.
20 apples, different varieties, cubed
1.5 cups of white sugar (or any other sugar you like, I don't typically do this type of dessert so I can afford the sin, but hey... no judging here, we're in a safe space)
1 cup of agave syrup
1.5 cup of water
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cardamom, ground
1 tsp cinnamon
The zest of 3 limes
The juice of 3 limes
Add all the ingredients to a large pot at medium heat, stir occasionally.
Cook for about 15 minutes or until the Apple volume reduces by a third. I prefer my apples to still have a crunch in case I use them for apple pie in the future (where they will be cooked again in the oven) but feel free to keep the pot in the fire for a few minutes longer if you’re looking for more tender texture.
Turn heat off and let the pot cool.
Transfer into air tight containers and store in tue freezer for about 2 months.
I will keep one container in the fridge and the rest in the freezer, just in case I want to add them to my Sunday waffles. Tale the container out of the freezer at least 5 hours before use.
I promise this recipe won’t disappoint.