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Whiskey-Braised Apple Sauce


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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger - (abt a 2" piece)
  • 6 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 pound butter (optional)


Servings 6


Step 1

In a saucepan, melt butter and saute ginger for 1 minute. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and bourbon. Simmer uncovered until apples are very tender, about 45 minutes.

Puree in a blender until "apple butter" consistency. To kick it up a notch: whisk in 1/4 pound of butter after pureeing applesauce.

This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

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