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RecipTea of the Month: Superior Ginger Applesauce

Posted on 12/13/2023

Tea’s benefits for the mind, body, and soul are renowned. Be it actual tea steeped from the Camellia sinensis plant, caffeinated or decaffeinated, or a tisane infused from herbs such as ginger or chamomile, we have boundless opportunities to explore new and innovative ways to consume the benefits of this superb elixir. Of course, the most traditional way to enjoy tea is to drink it!  

The season of autumn is a time of harvest and thanksgiving, a time when we actively pursue gratitude. We look forward to gathering with family and friends to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Here at Upton Tea Imports, we enjoy keeping the traditional comforts alive and well with exceptional tea and festive foods.

Autumn in New England brings the apple harvest; we have many varieties of apples and a plethora of apple recipes to choose from. But it is applesauce, that classic staple to any traditional holiday table, that is the most simple and easiest to make. 

The origin of applesauce is up for debate, however, some believe it dates back to medieval times in Europe while the Oxford English Dictionary dates it back to 1739 AD.  Regardless of its true inception, applesauce was and still is a popular condiment for many savory dishes, especially game and pork.

Our ginger applesauce adds a bold pop of charisma to a time-honored recipe. By adding the invigorating essence of warming ginger with spicy cinnamon, you will introduce a modern twist to a long-established side dish. This scrumptious dish is easy to prepare and share with loved ones at your next gathering.

Superior Ginger Applesauce

Ingredients:

- ¾ Cup (177 ml) water

- 1 Tsp (2.25 grams) Upton Tea Imports BH15: Ginger Root Superior Organic

- ½ Tsp ground cinnamon

- ¼ Cup (55 grams) granulated white sugar

- 4 apples of your choice (we recommend Macintosh, Cortland, Golden Delicious, or Gala)

Instructions:

1.) Peel and core your apples.

2.) Chop your apples into small cubes.

3.) Steep the ginger root in boiling water for 8 minutes.

4.) After steeping, transfer the ginger tea, apples, cinnamon, and sugar to a saucepan.

5.) Cook the apples on medium heat for about 15- 20 minutes until soft.

6.) Once the apples are soft, let them cool.

7.) Once the apples are cool. mash them up. (mashing tool options include a potato masher, an immersion blender, or you can even use a fork. However you choose to mash them is a matter of your personal preference for the desired texture.)

This recipe is sure to make a statement at your next festive merry-making! As always, dear reader, we hope you enjoy this recipe as well as your next cup. Be well.

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