Homemade Applesauce & Carrot Halva

I was supposed to work a full day and have a class during dinner hour but it snowed all day canceling both work and my fun, so what better to do than be in the kitchen.  Here are two of the day’s creations..


I used 4 apples one of each: spartan, honeycrisp, concord, and cameo.  All sent to me from Michigan : )


Spartan, Honeycrisp, Concord, Cameo

I left the skin on, cored and cubed the apples.  I placed the apples in a saucepan and sprinkled with brown sugar, ~1 tbsp.  I covered the apples and let them simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes, until tender.


Cubed and Sprinkled with Brown Sugar

Once the apples were done cooking I turned off the heat and mashed them down with the bottom of a cup (use a potato masher if you have one).  I then mixed in some cinnamon and fresh grated nutmeg.  YUM!


I love the red color from the apple skin.



This was the dessert I made last week for my catered event.  I adapted the recipe here to fit my ingredients at home and also made it vegan.  Carrot halva is basically grated carrots mixed with milk and sugar, and simmered until the liquid cooks off.  Easy enough!


Carrots, Hempmilk, Almonds, Cardamon, Brown Sugar

I started to grate the carrots and switched to the food processor to speed the process along.  I ended up using 4 medium carrots.  Once grated I placed in a saucepan and added ~1/3 c brown sugar, 2 c hempmilk, ~1/2 c almond slivers, and ~1 T cardamom.  Over medium heat I brought the hempmilk to a simmer and cooked it off taking about 30 minutes.  YUM!!

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