If you've only had applesauce from a jar than homemade applesauce will be quite a revelation to you. The texture is much different, not as starchy, and it can be quite a bit tangier if you prefer. You can also pick your own apples which leads to lots of applesauce (as we tend to over pick). This particular applesauce recipe is made with metro chai infused from a simple tea bag. You won't believe how simple it is.
Makes enough for a couple of days
2 teaspoons of Metro Chai Naked Chai
1 cup of water
Peel and seed the apples and dice into large chunks (like 1 inch, or as big as your thumb)
Place the apples in a saucepan and add the water
Squeeze the lemon in but don't add the seeds
Place the rest of the lemon into the pot
Put the chai into a tea bag or tea ball and place into the center of the apples.
Bring the whole thing to a simmer and hold just to a simmer for about one hour or until the apples are very tender.
Carefully remove the chai and the lemon.
Puree with a fork and refrigerate.
This applesauce is great with potato pancakes, pork chops or venison stew.