Sunday, September 26, 2010
A taste of fall
We wound up with Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Gala. Not my favorites for applesauce, but still good. So I thought I'd share my easy applesauce recipe because seriously, home made applesauce is one of my favorite things. There are about a billion ways to make applesauce, this is just what I do.
Core and cut about 3 lbs of apples and put them in a large pot. Add to it 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup brown sugar (you could use white sugar too, I just luv brown sugar) and 1 tsp cinnamon. I also throw in a cinnamon stick.
Bring it to a boil stirring occasionally and then let simmer for 20 mins. You can stir about every 5/10 minutes. The test to see if they are ready is just to push them on the skins with a fork. If it mushes, they are ready. In the meantime, your house will smell amazing from the cinnamon.
When I was younger we used to make this at my grandmothers. She used to use the old conical sieve with a pestle to push through the apples. She also used to hand quilt. I prefer modern conveniences - aka sewing machines and food processors. So at this point, transfer the apples and some juices to the food processor and blend it up to whatever thickness/lumpiness you like.
Voila! Homemade applesauce. It freezes really well too.