1kg granny smith apples, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped
100g (½ cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
185ml (3/4 cup) apple juice or water
1T fresh lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks (7cm)
¼t mixed spice
Combine the apple, sugar, apple juice or water, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks and mixed spice in a large saucepan over a low heat. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until apple is soft. Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard. Set aside, uncovered for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Transfer apple mixture to the jug of a blender or the bowl of a food processor and process until pureed. Place in a clean saucepan and stir over low heat until heated through.
Serve warm with your delicious roasted Rolled Pork Shoulder Roast.