November 26, 2009

Cardamom 'n Apples

I heart cardamom. I think there is no better pairing than cardamom with apples. Cinnamon is a close second. When I came home yesterday morning with over a dozen of my favourite apples, Pink Ladies, I was dismayed to find six other apples, and they weren’t no Ladies. Oh, bother. Where did they come from? I didn’t want to deal with them, I wanted to throw them away. I needed the space in the crisper drawer. But how wasteful! I could never. I think Michael must have bought them, but he wasn’t eating them. I tend to ignore apples that I don’t pick out myself. Since I don’t have as much time in the kitchen as I’d like to lately, Michael has kindly and almost uncomplainingly stepped up. Nowadays he does almost all of the grocery shopping and a lot of the food organization. If it sounds as though we had kind of 1950’s relationship it’s because we did. Well, minus the housecleaning and great dress with a fitted bodice and full skirt. Anyway, what was I talking about? Apples. So Michael bought some crapples and the only thing to do with them was to make a chunky applesauce for our morning cereal.

Makes about 3 cups

6 apples – peeled, cored and cut into wedges

2 tablespoons agave

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Get Michael to peel, core and cut the apples that he bought. If you don’t have a Michael you’ll have to do this yourself. Put everything in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed pot over low heat. Let simmer, stirring often, for about twenty minutes or so. Break up the apples now and then as they’re cooking down and softening. We left the applesauce quite chunky, but you could puree it if you wish. I heart Michael even more than cardamom. We’re a very good pairing, right up there with cardamom and apples.


6 Responses to “Crapplesauce”

  1. katie said

    I HEART this post! One of your best….not crapp at all…now..what was I talking about?

  2. Julie said

    I heart the Dawne and Michael pairing too. Miss you both.

  3. Jen said

    What a stellar pairing…and post.

  4. jevanshead said

    Ha Crapples!

    Technically I do have a Michael and some crapples of my own at the moment.

  5. june said

    hey I have a Michael too and lucky for me he is always stepping up in the kitchen…I love crapple sauce and can’t wait to pick-up a few crapples and have Michael make it for me! HA!

  6. MMORPG said

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t
    know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

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