By Eileen Goltz
In the midst of preparing all those homemade cookies and potato pancakes we need for Chanukah there is one food item that while necessary for the latkes (in my opinion) is often over looked, picked up at the last minute and comes out of a jar. Yes, I'm talking about the applesauce. It's that wonderful comfort food we all use to garnish the latke when sour cream isn't available.
Who among us hasn't (at one time or another) just opened that jar of that sweet sweet sweet, gooey glop, poured it in a bowl and said "here you go kids, enjoy". While I'm certainly guilty of that particular food infraction, I'm here to say that at this time of year, as a gift to yourself and your family you should try the extraordinary taste of homemade applesauce.
Making applesauce is very easy and the following recipes can be whipped up in no time. For the most part you won't even have to go to the store for any ingredients (except, possibly for the apples)
About the Author
Eileen Goltz is a freelance kosher food writer who was born and raised in the Chicago area. She graduated from Indiana University and the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris. She lectures on various food-related topics for various newspapers, magazines and websites across the U.S., Canada, and South Africa as well as the OU Shabbat Shalom Website. She is the author of Perfectly Parve Cookbook (Feldheim) and is a contributing writer for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Group, Chicago Sun Times, Detroit Free Press and Woman’s World Magazine. You can visit Eileen's blog at CuisinebyEileen.com. and on Facebook at Konfidentially Kosher
December 14, 2011