The perfect complement to latkes, applesauce adds a nice hint of color to your Hanukkah dish.

Applesauce can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for up to six months, making it a perfect treat to prepare ahead of time.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet apples (such as McIntosh), peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups water or apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • lemon juice, freshly squeezed

In a pan on low heat, combine apples and water or apple cider. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, or for about 25 minutes. Drain; but keep the liquid. Puree apples in a processor, adding cinnamon, sugar and juice. Add about a third to a half cup of cooking liquid for a good consistency.

Makes 8 servings.

Serve with potato latkes.