Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ginger Applesauce- Kids in the Kitchen

It is truly intriguing to understand the mind of a little child who is exploring the world of books and the joys of reading. There is so much wonder and awe to discover a world full of imagination and to realize that he can now understand it. Reading skills are truly empowering to a child. 

Joel discovered his favourite story characters loved applesauce! So we decided to prepare applesauce together. I've got no pictures to show my sous chef preparing applesauce. Frankly I was afraid having to discover that there werent enough apples for the recipe if I had to leave sous chef alone while I prepared the camera, apples being his favourite fruit! He helped to peel and chop the apples and was thrilled to see it transform at the end.

5 apples
2tbs lime juice
2 cardamoms
2inches fresh ginger


  • Peel, core and roughly chop apples.
  • Peel the ginger, crush in a mortar and extract the juice. Peel the cardamom and crush.
  • Place the chopped apples in a microwave dish and microwave for 3-4 minutes till softened.
  • Blend the softened apples in a blender.
  • Add the ginger juice and cook the mixture for 7-8 minutes till its thickened and translucent. Stir to prevent scorching.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and crushed cardamom. Add honey enough to sweeten.
  • Pour in prepared jars and refrigerate.
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  1. What a lovely recipe-- it must have smelled heavenly!

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  2. How fun that Joel wanted to help you make this! I think it's funny too that you had to keep an eye on the apples as he helped. That's fantastic, having a child that is so fruit-loving. The addition of the cardamom and fresh ginger is perfect. I'll need to try this version since I'm tired of the ole' cinnamon variety.

  3. Haven't had apple jam before. Looks so appealing on the toast!

  4. looks amazing love the way you added spices to it hugs to you and your kiddies

  5. Shirley, this is nice. Its great to see ingredients and instructions that we're familiar with on our side of the globe, to try out some not so familiar stuff!

  6. My daughter is 3 and she sometimes helps me peel garlic .. she feels she has accomplished something big :) Nice one dear.

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  7. Ginger and cardamom are great addition to the fabulous spread!

  8. I noticed that you use lime juice instead of lemon. Cool!

  9. yummy looking delicious flavour from the ginger and cardamom to this applesauce looks wonderful

  10. This reminds of those stories in Enid Blyton too. Great working with kids :)

  11. Wonderful recipe Shirley. First time to ur space and love the simple recipes. I'm so glad that the kids are being involved in cooking at your home.

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  12. Shirley, love the idea of ginger and cardamon in this apple sure add a nice touch to the sauce. Since it is apple season, I should give this a try.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

  13. Nice flavorful sauce indeed.Can feel that Combo tasing terrific from ur click dear.Superdelicious Sauce.

  14. Yumm! Love the flavours in it. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  15. Lovely Jam! The addition of ginger balances the flavors so well! :)



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