This is an old fashioned apple preserve which works well on toast or pancakes or in pies.
Things you will need:
(yields 500 grams worth)
- Apples- 3 large (peeled, core removed and cut into small pieces)
- Cinnamon- 2 inch stick powdered or 1.5 teaspoon
- Sugar- 1.5 cups
- Juice of 1 lime
How to go about it:
- In a dry, large, deep and heavy bottomed pot, place the cut apples and add the sugar. Mix well. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Place the pot on a medium heat and keep stirring while you wait for the sugar to melt.
- Once the sugar begins to melt, add the cinnamon and lime juice and keep mixing it all well. The apples will now begin to release water.
- Keep stirring the contents for another 25-30 minutes or until the apple pieces soften up. Break down the larger pieces with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon.
- Aim to get the preserve to a nice jam like consistency with little chunks of well cooked apples here and there. Don’t allow it to get completely smooth.
- Cool down completely before storing away in dry, glass jars. Keeps well for 3 weeks in the fridge.