One of my biggest pet peeves is letting food go to waste. I've seen many people throw away produce because it's just not perfect anymore. Like apples that aren't quite as fresh and wouldn't taste good on it's own. Or blueberries that no one has touched in the fridge that you know will just go to waste in a matter of days. Well that is exactly what I encountered yesterday, apples and blueberries that needed to be used up before they went bad. There are so many easy things you can do with fruit in this stage. I didn't have a lot of time so I took the super easy route and made a Blueberry-Apple Sauce. Sweet and comforting on its own, and out of this world as a topping for ice cream! I topped french vanilla ice cream with the Blueberry-Apple Sauce, and added a sprinkle of my favourite granola cereal for a bit of a crunch. My new favourite dessert! Fast, simple, and healthy...and can we just admire that beautiful colour for a second...wow!
Tip: If you don't have fresh blueberries, frozen should work just as well.
Tip: Try using this sauce as a topping for oatmeal!
5 medium apples, peeled, cored
about 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
about 1/2 cup blueberries
about 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
cinnamon to taste (I put about 2-3 tsp)
1. Chop apples into medium size chunks. Toss in a bowl with lemon juice.
2. Place all ingredients in a medium-large pot and place on stove at medium-high heat.
3. Let mixture come to a boil, then turn heat down to medium-low and let simmer for about 25 minutes, or until apples have softened.
4. Using a potato masher or food mill, crush the apples and blueberries until you have reached your desired consistency. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled, or even on top of your favourite ice cream!