Spicy Apple Sauce

A favourite condiment, with a kick

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James Strawbridge
Cornish Chef, Author and Photographer
20 November 2022

If you’re surrounded by fallen apples from your garden trees at this time of year, or you love to pair apple sauce with your autumnal cooking, then this is the recipe for you.

With thanks to a little cinnamon, spice and all things nice, this homemade jar with a kick is sure to become something you’ll make year after year. And the great thing is that it will keep for about 12 months in your cupboard.


6 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced and roughly chopped

45g butter

350ml cider vinegar

2 cinnamon sticks

½ tsp grated nutmeg

Knob of ginger

1 red chilli, finely sliced

4 tbsp light brown sugar

Pinch of salt


– Place all of your ingredients in a thick bottomed preserving pan and cook for 30-45 mins until soft and sticky.

– Sterilise your jars by placing in a hot oven at 120˚C for 10 mins and pour the hot sauce into them carefully once it’s soft.

– Keep for up to 12 months unopened or 10 days in the fridge once opened.

We love adding a generous dollop of this to our Pork Pibils – find the recipe here: https://westcarclaze-gardenvillage.co.uk/journal/pulled-pork-pibli-tacos/