Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday - Applesauce!

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year for homemade dishes. We love apple season.
This year I wanted to make applesauce. I figured it would be better tasting, less sugar, and less money than store bought. You can't beat that!

So, just to make a starter batch, I found a really simple recipe.

Simply Delicious Applesauce

6 - 8 apples (I used Cortland and Honey Crisp, but there are numerous apples good for applesauce - you can find best choices online)
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar (I used only about a 1/3)
1 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS butter

Wash, peel and quarter the apples, removing the seeds.
Place in a medium sized pan with remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes (the firmer the apple, the longer you'll need to simmer)
When apples are tender,remove the cinnamon stick, and mash! Voila, applesauce! Very good applesauce!

It tastes wonderful while still warm, but it's very good cold, too. Now that I've tested the recipe, I'm going to make some to keep. I can't make a lot, because I don't can...but, I can make enough for October, anyway.

This took me less than 35 minutes to make. The hardest part was peeling the apples!
That works for me!!

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Have a great week, everyone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like applesauce. The recipe you used to make the applesauce appears easy to use. What you need is an apple peeler like we saw at the apple fritters booth at the Yankee Peddler Festival this past weekend. In the blink of an eye, the peeler removed the skin from the apple.