The Festival of Lights is upon us, and anyone celebrating during this time knows one of the perfect toppings for latkes is homemade applesauce.
This simple and delicious condiment is packed full of healthy nutrients, vitamins and pectin. Applesauce speaks of winter and highlights the latke, one of Hanukkah’s mainstay dishes. You can eat latkes with applesauce or sour cream, or both. But there is a reason for these toppings, and it is to keep everything kosher.
With this recipe, the Cinnamon strain can be infused either into butter or margarine.
Cinnamon is a sativa-dominant plant that is perfect for anyone who loves an energetic, long-lasting, potent high. People who struggle with depression or lack of energy can benefit immensely from the sativa lineage. This strain boasts a deep cinnamon taste with very spicy undercurrents, making it the most impeccable pairing with homemade applesauce.
Cinnamon’s genetics hail from Jack Herer, making it both remarkable in its medicinal effects and growing abilities. Loved by beginners and commercial growers alike, this plant produces compact, glistening buds that will excite any cannabis enthusiast.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 5 large apples
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 tablespoon room-temperature Cinnamon (as in the strain) cannabutter
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
Step 1: Wash, peel and core the apples. Chop apples into the desired size and add to a large saucepan.
Step 2: Mix the cornstarch into the water and pour over the apples. Add the sugar, cannabutter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and allspice to the saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon until fully combined.
Step 3: Bring this apple mixture to a boil over high heat for 5 minutes, then drop to a simmer over low heat. Let this mixture cook uncovered for 25 minutes or until the apple mixture thickens.
Step 4: Blend the applesauce with an immersion blender if you want a smooth applesauce or leave as if for a chunkier style. Serve warm or cold over your favorite latkes.
Dosage: Make your cannabutter or canna-margarine with 7 grams of Cinnamon per 1/2 cup. The strain should test around 18 percent THC. This will yield a dosage of 19.6mg per 1/4 cup or 4.9mg per tablespoon of applesauce.
If you didn’t have access to Cinnamon, go for strains that boast cinnamon, sandalwood or spice terpenes and flavonoids. The following would be ideal substitutes:
- Vanilla Kush: Indica dominant, good for achy joints.
- Spice: Suffer insomnia or trouble eating? This one’s for you.
- Hash Plant: An earthy aroma to relax you.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic, just follow your nose and taste buds to finds strains that would complement the dish. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.