Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Tip the apples into a saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice and about 50ml water. Bring everything to a simmer, then cover the pan and cook the apples gently for about 10 mins until they collapse. Beat with a spoon to break them up completely. You now have perfectly good chunky apple sauce that needs nothing more than a grind of pepper.
If you want a smoother, richer sauce you can push the apples through a sieve and reheat the smooth apple purée with the butter before serving.