Thursday, September 23, 2010

Homemade Applesauce

After our visit to the Apple Orchard we brought home a huge bag of apples!  So what do you do with all those apples.  They don't last forever you know!

Well, the first thing I decided to try was homemade apple sauce!  Wowza!

Did you know how incredibly easy that is!  I have never even thought about looking it up or trying it before.  But I've also never visited an apple orchard and had that many apples on hand before either.

So....Here's the scoop.

First, of course, you will want to peel and cut up the apples.  Then put them in a big pot.
Measurements for every
4 medium size apples.
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
cinnamon to your liking

The first time I did 4 times that amount.  Bring to a boil until the apples get mushy, and start to mush apart already. (20-30 minutes maybe? just keep checking back. depends on how many apples are in the pot) Let it begin to cool and then mash the rest with a potato masher.  (you can also put them in the crockpot for half the day!)

They say you can freeze this for up to a year.  So I'm going to get some containers for that, and make some more!

Yay!  I'm never buying applesauce again!

There are definitely other ways to do this, including the fact that the sugar is not necessary.  Some of the recipes I looked up said sugar, some didn't.  Some said lemon juice.  But I didn't do that.  You could always look it up online yourself.  But this one sure is good, so I'll save ya the trouble.


Gampa and Gamma said...

In the first Slater Cookbook I have a recipe in there that you make applesauce in a crock pot. It sure makes the house smell good. :-)

Earle Family said...

Good call! With Josh, I always buy applesauce, but with 4 apple trees in my backyard, I'm wasting money! Thanks for the inspiration.

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