Curried Applesauce

Classic applesauce gets a twist with the addition of Indian spice. Serve as a condiment, eat as a snack, or use as a topping on coconut milk ice cream for a unique dessert.

Curried Applesauce

Curried Applesauce

10 medium-sized tart apples, such as McIntosh, cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups (360mL) apple cider
1 1/4 teaspoons (7mL) ground cardamom
3/4 teaspoon (4mL) ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon (4mL) garam masala
1/2 teaspoon (3mL) ground coriander
A few pinches fine sea or Himalayan salt

Put the apples, apple cider, cardamom, ginger, garam malsala, coriander, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to bubbling on medium heat, then cook until the apples begin to soften, about 12 minutes.

Use an immersion blender to purée until smooth, or let cool slightly and transfer to a blender or a food processor to process or blend until smooth.

Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold. Flavors will meld as it sits.


Apple Cider Dinner Bread

This bread takes advantage of the sweetness of apple cider, but it isn’t sweet at all, making it the perfect complement to soups, stews, and chilis at the dinner table. It comes together in a few moments, letting you have a fresh-baked loaf ready for when dinner is on the table.

It’s a riff off of my Hearty Beer Bread from The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, which is one of my go-to breads for when I’m busy and don’t have the time to wait for something to rise.

Apple Cider Dinner Bread (gluten-free, vegan)

Apple Cider Dinner Bread

2 cups sorghum flour
1/2 cup quinoa flour
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 tablespoon unrefined cane sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure apple cider
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2-inch by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Make a well and pour in the apple cider. Mix until combined. The mixture will be thick.

Use a rubber spatula to scrape the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth evenly. Brush with the olive oil.

Bake in the centre rack for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the loaf from the pan and put it on a cooling rack. Let cool about 30 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Apple Cider Dinner Bread (gluten-free, vegan)