Monday, November 12, 2012

Homemade Applesauce

Do you have some apples left over from apple picking, rolling around in your crisper or cold cellar?  Well I have a great recipe for you to use up the last of this seasons apples... homemade  applesauce.

It's not so much a recipe as a guideline.  I just throw things in the pot and adjust it accordingly  based on taste and texture.  It is super easy to make and it makes the house smell wonderful!

Homemade Applesauce
6 or 7 apples, peeled and cored
1/4 cup water or apple juice
2 tsp cinnamon

Cut apples in chunks and place in a 2 quart dutch oven (or other pot).  Add water and cinnamon and stir.

Cook on medium heat until apples break down to a desired consistency (20 - 30 minutes).

Delicious hot or cold and it freezes well.

You can also add sugar if you prefer (3 to 4 tbsp).

My girls LOVE when I make applesauce.  I love making it for them.  When I was kid my grandpa would pick the fallen apples from the old apple tree on the farm and make huge batches of apple sauce.  He would always freeze some and we would enjoy it throughout the winter.  I still remember coming home one weekend from university and he had made a big batch for me to take back with me.  Oh, my sweet and wonderful grandpa.  He passed away 2 years ago last week.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of him.

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