How to make apple sauce sous vide

How to make apple sauce sous vide

Apple sauce is delicious with roast pork, ham or terrines but this simple purée can also be used in desserts. Cooking the apples sous vide gives a clean crisp flavour and prevents any catching or colouring that can happen in a saucepan.

1
Preheat the water bath to 80°C
2
Peel and core the apples and cut them into slices
3
Place the slices into a vacuum bag and seal under pressure
4
Place the bag in the preheated water bath to cook for 30 minutes
5
Remove the apples from the bag and transfer to a bowl. Blitz with a handheld blender until smooth
6
If not using immediately, cool over ice and cover with clingfilm, then store in the fridge until needed

Variations

For a sweetened purée, try adding sugar or honey to the bag before cooking. You could also add spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg before cooking for an autumnal flavour.

For a savoury version, add a little mustard or horseradish to taste when blending the sauce.

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