South Korea has some of the sweetest and most flavorful apples around, and applesauce is the perfect way to enjoy them! Cook up a batch of this applesauce, make your apartment smell like heaven, and warm yourself up as we head into this chilling winter!
The ingredient list and cooking process are super simple. I bought everything, except for the cinnamon, in Korean grocery stores. The cinnamon was a gift mailed to me from mi madre. If you want to find cinnamon in a Korean store, it’s called “계피” (gye-pi) and is definitely available at larger grocery stores. I used 5 apples and it made about 2 cups of applesauce.
- 5 medium-sized, peeled apples (the large ones are sweeter, but much more expensive)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 3/4 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
*adjust sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to your taste
- Cut apples into slices that are all the same size.
- Place all the ingredients in a pot (don’t forget the water!).
- Turn on stove to medium-high. Water will boil. Cover the pot and turn your stove to medium-low
- Wait about 40 minutes. Occasionally check the apples and give them a little stir. Also check the water level to make sure your apples don’t burn. If all the water has evaporated, add a half-cup and continue cooking the apples.
- Once the apples are soft, and mushy, take them off the stove.
- Take a whisk or a fork and stir, stir, stir!
- Mash the apples until they break down to your desired consistency. I like to leave it just a little chunky.
- If you want it more like store-bought applesauce, you can put your finished applesauce in a blender until it’s smooth and creamy!
Enjoy the applesauce and your divinely-scented house!