Courtesy of Raw Mountain Kitchen
At the end of apple season I like to gather up a variety of the delicious fruit and make homemade applesauce. This year, I ended up with a apple candy. A delight I only go for once a year (because it’s intensely sweet!) this candy is certainly worth the sugar rush.
I’m a huge fan of anything ginger. The burning spice paired with the candied apple flavour makes for a wonderful combination. If you would like a slightly more tart taste, try Granny Smith apples as opposed to MacIntosh. Or try a mix of different fruits, like pear and apple!
Makes enough for: 10 – 12 servings
Time to prepare: 2 hours
Apple Ginger Chews:
4 Apples, peeled and cored
1 tbsp Maca Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 c Organic Sugar
1/2 c Water
3 tbsp Ginger (less if you prefer it to be less hot)
1. Set apples and water in a pot and bring to boil.
2. Cook on medium heat covered for 15 minutes until you have thick apple sauce.
3. Transfer into high speed blender and combine with maca, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon.
4. Add back into pot with sugar.
5. Cook at a low simmer for 45 minutes. If your candy still has a lot of liquid, transfer to deep pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 150 degrees for another 20 – 30 minutes.
6. Cool and transfer pan to freezer. Candy should be thick and gooey once cooled.
7. Slice into cubes and dust in sugar. Enjoy!