I saw a 3 pound bag of apples for $1 at the farmer’s market. One dollar! I didn’t even know what I was going to do with it. Apple pie, apple cake, doughnuts, fresh cider, apple crisps, the options are endless, and it didn’t matter because it felt like it was basically free. Sometimes, you just feel like a winner and yes, it is that easy to make my day.

Earl Grey Apple Sauce served in tea set 2

I decided on apple sauce because Lon loves apple sauce, but that was just too easy. I had to make it special. Cinnamon, ginger, all spice, nutmeg would all be old news, good news, and he wouldn’t complain, but I just wouldn’t be completely satisfied. That’s when I took a sip of my tea, while the scent from peeling apples was wafting around me, and it hit me, Earl Grey Apple Sauce. I itched until the apple sauce was done and with one taste I knew, I just won again! I’m on a roll!

It’s Earl Grey perfumed apple sauce, and it’s wonderful. I had it on some yogurt this morning and I ate tons by itself last night. Put it on vanilla ice cream or smother it onto pork chops.

Earl Grey Apple Sauce 6

Honestly, I don’t even know what kind of apples were in my 3lb bag. I think it was a mix and you can use whatever type you like, but the amount of sugar and water needed will vary by apple type so just use this recipe as a guideline, and then you can adjust at the end.

Earl Grey Apple Sauce
~about 5 cups

  • 3 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag (paper removed)

Instructions -

1. Stir together apples, water, sugar, and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil.

peeled, cored apples

2. Add tea bag, making sure it is submerged in the water. Turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Un-cover and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes.

3. Remove the tea bag and discard. Mash apples in the pot with a potato masher for chunky, or place in a blender for a smoother apple sauce. You can add water or cook off more liquid, depending on your preference. You can also adjust the sweetness to your preference. Serve warm or cold.

Earl Grey Apple Sauce in tea cup

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