Eliza Acton's Oven-baked Apple Sauce

35 minutes
to cook

I would not have believed apple sauce could be so much improved by following Eliza Acton's recipe from her book published in 1845.

I sometimes leave the peel on the apples but I think that is a personal choice.

The Delia Online Cookery School: Another lovely recipe for using up apples is Delia's English Apple Pie, and you can watch it being made in our video. Just press the recipe image to play.

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This recipe is from The Delia Collection: Pork. Serves 8

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To make the apple sauce, put the apples into a pudding basin or small casserole with the sugar and sprinkle a tablespoon of water over them.

Then put a lid on (I use a saucepan lid with a pudding basin) and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes, or until the apples are soft and reduced to a pulp.  Next, add the butter and beat the apples with a wooden spoon until smooth, then transfer to a serving dish.  Hand the sauce around separately

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