Monday, October 31, 2011

5 Days of Apples- Day 1 Applesauce

As you all read I went apple picking last weekend and picked 41 apples. Since I love fall and all the  yummy foods it brings I decided to do 5 days of posting apples recipes showing what I am doing with all the apples I picked.

Applesauce reminds me of being a little kid. I use to eat applesauce all the time as a snack or as dessert with dinner or straight out of the jar. When I got sick and had to take any kind of medicine in pill form my mom would crush them up and hide them in a spoonful of applesauce.- (not the best use of applesauce)

Now I don't really eat it as much as I use to but I do use it as a substitute in baking instead of oil or in my oatmeal for breakfast and the occasional snack sprinkled with a little cinnamon. Last year I searched the internet for a basic applesauce recipe I didn't want to add to much to the apples since I knew that already had natural sugar. I found a recipe on all recipes changed it a little, I absolutely loved it!

  • apples - peeled, cored and chopped (I used about 25-30)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar


  1. In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool
 I bought this hand dandy apple peeler and corer that made my life so much easier preparing all those apples.

So I set to work cutting and peeling

I cut the apples into quarters and divided them into 2 pots and added 1/4 cup of sugar and 1.5 cups of water. Then let them cook until they became mush. At this point you have 2 choices if you enjoy a little chunky applesauce as I do then you can leave as is. But if you prefer a smoother consistency then you can add it to a blender and blend until it reaches the consistency you desire.  Then divide in to bell jars and boil them for 15 minutes until they seal. 

Then enjoy!!


Leah said...

Is that apple/peeler/slicer/corer the best thing ever! I love mine!

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