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Marsala Apple Sauce




3 tablespoons of butter

1/4 cup of chopped onion

¼ cup of chopped celery

¼ cup of chopped carrots

1 tablespoon chopped bacon

1 tablespoon of chopped garlic

1 teaspoon of dry thyme

1/4 cup of tomato sauce

1 cup of marsala

2 cups apple juice

2 cups beef stock

1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of corned starch mixed together.



Cook the butter over medium heat, add the mirepoix (carrots, celery, onion) add the  bacon and stir well,  cook until the veggies have softened 2-3 minutes

Reduce the heat to medium, add   garlic, thyme and tomato sauce, stir and cook 2 more minutes

Add the apple juice, the marsala wine and the beef stock bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring well for a few minutes, then simmer for 45 minutes uncovered.

Strain the sauce.

Cook the stained sauce over medium heat and reduce by ½ .

Mix well the water and cornstarch slurry then add it gently to the boiling sauce while stirring consistently, for 5 minutes.

Adjust the flavor for salt and pepper to your liking, the sauce is ready to be served.