This past Fall, I was able to get a lot of apples, and make tons of applesauce! I meant to blog about it, and kinda forgot until now. So, better late than never? Now you’ll know where to come for a tutorial on making applesauce next Fall! 🙂
First you start with a cutie baby…. and apples. 🙂
Wash your apples, then set your husband and friend to work, cutting them in quarters!
Fill your pots with apple chunks, and add just a little bit of water at the bottom of the pot (1″or less). The apples will make water of their own, so you just need enough so it doesn’t stick at the bottom before they do. Let the apples cook on medium heat until completely soft, stirring occasionally.
Place apples through a sieve, to squish out the applesauce and separate out the seeds and skin. If you don’t have one of these, you’ll need to peel/core your apples before cooking them, then putting the cooked apples through a blender or food processor to puree. A lot more work, which makes using one of these so worth it if you plan on making applesauce regularly!
It’s a fair bit of work to push through the applesauce…. yummy applesauce! So worth it! 🙂
Oooooooh la la! Sooooooo good! Once it’s pureed, you can eat plain, or add cinnamon and sugar. I add cinnamon, but never sugar as I like its own natural sweetness.
Applesauce freezes really well, or you may can it using the hot water bath method. I like canning mine as I don’t have tons of freezer space.
I looove the sight of canned goods! 🙂 This Fall I canned applesauce, apple juice, carrots, and pumpkin. We’ve been enjoying it!