I was recently a guest of his wife's parents and watched as the mother-in-law cook the unusual apple marmalade. She adds the nuts and dried fruits, have I never seen before.
As a result, he asked for to the mother-in assistants, and learned how to cook so-called apple cheese. She says that it is very popular in Lithuania, where she learned to cook it myself.
There it is made with different additives, ranging from nuts, finishing with coffee beans. Today I want to share the version with nuts.
How to cook applesauce
First, prepare the applesauce.
Apples mine and tidy in a preheated 150 ° C oven for 1 hr. The temperature can be increased up to 200 ° C, but there is a danger that the apples burst and then have to wash the oven.
After baking apples wipe through the machine to clean the berries and fruits. If such a machine is not present, use a sieve.
How to cook an apple cheese
Applesauce mixed with sugar before its complete dissolution. Now mash should boil down about half.
You can do it on the stove in a pan, but I do not like this method, because the mass of strongly sprinkles. Therefore I prefer to bake in the microwave.
Put the mixture into a glass baking dish and send for 10 minutes in the microwave. As time passes, stirred and again put to warm up for 10 minutes. It took me 5 visits to mashed boiled down until the desired consistency.
I check availability. Spoon leaves a trace of the center of mass, if it holds its shape and does not flow, so ready. In the process of baking puree darkens. I added a little cinnamon, so the weight of such a dark picture.
Add nuts, dried cranberries and mix. Now we have to shape the future of "cheese". I use the form of cheese, it has a slot through which drain excess moisture, but it is possible to use conventional sieve.
Shape lined with gauze in several layers. Put on top of the cargo, the cheese could compacted. In this state, I leave for a day.
As time passes, I rented cargo, and purified from the gauze. In this state, I leave at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. Every day I flip the cheese so that it dries.
Mother-in-law said that she had a cheese prepared in the fall and left him to stand up to the New Year. I have to check it did not work, all the cheese, my wife and gobbled up a few days.
Applesauce 1 kg or 2 kg of apples
Sugar 300-400 gr
Hazelnuts 1 handful
Dried cranberries 1 handful
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