Here is a twist on a classic sauce to accompany rich meats such as pork. Apple and thyme is a classic combination.
I made this as an accompaniment to go with a pulled pork dish we served at our Christmas party. We served the pork alongside freshly baked homemade rolls, homemade barbecue sauce, mini roast potatoes, soy honey and sesame sausages and salad. Of course a party at our house wouldn’t be complete with out a large spread of homemade dessert!
1 large cooking apple, chopped
1tsp dried thyme
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of sugar/ or to taste
1. Chop a large cooking apple into a rough dice. Don’t worry too much if your knife skills aren’t up to scratch, just make sure the pieces are roughly the same size to ensure even cooking.
2. Place the apple, thyme and water in a saucepan and place on a low heat.
3. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the fruit is soft and has broken down, stir it to break down any bigger lumps. Add more water here if needed.
4. Add the sugar, whilst still warm. The reason I add it at the end, rather than before cooking is so you can add sugar to taste. I’m used to using less sugar in my diet so don’t use too much, so likewise you can add less if you like it more tart, and more if you like it sweeter.
5. Serve warm or cold, and garnish with fresh thyme. This also freezes well, so if you have the apples, make extra and defrost ready for when you have a delicious Sunday pork roast.
Hope you like it!
A girl with an appetite for all things creative,