Sugar-free Apple Pie Sauce

Although it is the middle of summer here, I have been missing the smells of Christmas – spices, honey and cinnamon!   One of my favourite breakfasts just have to be ‘Overnight Oats’ (see previous post, and more to follow!), and I was wondering how I would be able to add those warm flavours with the oats and yogurt.  I often add grated apple and cinnamon, but I wanted something ‘heavier’ – if that makes sense!  LOL!

So, here’s a very basic “Sugar-free Apple Pie Sauce” recipe.

Apple Pie Sauce: Simmer 400g chopped apples with 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 teaspoon of Mixed Spice and 2 teaspoons honey. Top up with a bit of water if needed. Cook on slow heat until soft, cool off and blitz (remove cinnamon sticks first) to smooth sauce. Makes 4 portions – depending on how “stiff” it is, about 2 – 3 heaped tablespoons per serving.

This is great with the Overnight Oats (mixed with raw oats, plain yogurt and left overnight for all the ingredients to ‘blend’), as well as a quick and healthy dessert for kids – served with custard.  Also try it stirred into cooked oats, add it to a smoothie (blended with milk/yogurt and banan) or mixed with muesli!

Home made Spicy Tomato and Garlic Chutney

Spicy Tomato and Garlic Chutney (Sugar Free)

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 finely chopped onion

2 chopped tomatoes

2 dried red chilies (leave out if you can’t handle ‘spicy’!)

2 tablespoons dried garlic flakes

4 sachets artificial sweeteners

100ml white vinegar

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon curry powder (mild or spicy)

 

Cover chili and garlic flakes with boiling water and leave for 30 minutes or so do ‘reconstruct’ – or use minced garlic and chili if preferred

Fry onions and tomatoes in olive oil – lower heat to simmer for about 20 minutes until softened.

Add rest of ingredients and simmer at very low heat for about 30 minutes until liquid is reduced.

Cool off and bottle 🙂

Great with roasted chicken, pork, beef, egg dishes or cheese platters!

 

Note:  I love experimenting with tastes and flavours, so I do create my own dishes and recipes – if you’d like to share anything on this blog please feel free to do so – but kindly give me and/or this blog credit.

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