Adapted from a recipe by Whole Foods Market
We suggest that when preparing this sauce as a topping for latkes, add the lemon, cloves and ginger just to taste. Also, we suggest a squeeze or two of honey to add extra sweetness!
4 small red-skinned apples, cored and cut into eighths
4 ripe Bartlett pears, cored and cut into eighths
1 thick slice lemon
1 cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1/2 cup water
Place apples, pears, lemon, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and water in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer, stirring often, until apples are completely tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
If using, remove the lemon, cinnamon stick and whole cloves. Let sauce cool slightly. Transfer to a blender and puree until as smooth as desired. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Store in the refrigerator.
This sauce does not require cooking. Place all ingredients in a blender, such as a Vitamix and whirl until desired consistency.
Approximately 5 cups