Gluten-Free Pork ’n’ Applesauce with Hash Brown Waffles
Everyone appreciates getting in and out of the kitchen fast on a weeknight. Recently, I started blogging for the Food Network about it. The concept: First, I make a low-maintenance, but high-impact basic recipe—like Apple Cider Applesauce—that I can keep on hand in the fridge.
Then, throughout the week, I’m ready to get dinner done fast with my easy mix-in mains, like Pork ’n’ Applesauce Hash Brown Waffles or Caramelized Butternut Squash-Apple Soup With Bacon Croutons. Get started with my homemade applesauce, then head on over to the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog for the complete recipes.
2 pounds Honey Crisp apples—peeled, quartered and cored
1 cup pear or apple cider, or water
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, cider, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, lemon juice and salt; bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, break up the apples until chunky.
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