...Apples red and apples yellow,
Round and juicy, sweet and mellow.
Load the trees till they bend over
And their branches brush the clover...
--Words from Autumn Day, LDS Children's Songbook--
Welcome back to Apple Harvest Week at Red Couch Recipes! Want an amazingly yummy sauce to top ice cream, apple pies, pancakes, and waffles? Serve it warm as a topping and I think you will agree that Apple Cider Sauce is perfect for putting you in the mood for Autumn and for taking the chill away. My father had a small apple orchard and Autumn would find him making apple cider on his apple cider press. Dad, I think you would have loved this on ice cream or on mom's apple strudel.
HERE. They make a great apple pie.
Many years ago while visiting the Apple Hill area near Placerville, California. My sister Jean bought some Cider Sauce at the High Hill Apple Farm. We enjoyed it so much that I created a simple copycat recipe. The cider sauce tastes best made with unpasteurized apple cider. For my Utah readers, I found some unpasteurized apple cider at Allred's on 2109 North University Avenue in Provo. If you can't find unpasteurized apple cider, it's okay to use pasteurized.
Serve it warm over Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Cider Sauce Recipe
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups sugar -- For those on sugar-restricted diets, you can reduce the amount of sugar.
3-4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups apple cider
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice -- Amount depends on variety of apples used in cider.
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Melt butter, then add sugar and mix. Then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and and cook for two minutes, or until thickened, while stirring constantly. Serve warm on ice cream, apple strudel, apple pie, pancakes or waffles.
Note: If using the unpasteurized apple cider, boiling the mixture will kill any bacteria there may be as a result of not pasteurizing the cider.
I hope you will enjoy the Cider Sauce; it really is a fun Autumn treat. I plan on canning some later this Autumn...YUM! Thank you for stopping by during Apple Harvest Week.
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