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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Homemade Applesauce

I LOVE  *L-O-V-E* Honey Crisp apples. I wake early Saturday mornings to get to the farmers market before they even open to get my 1/2 bushel of honey crisps. Last week I threw a couple peaches in the box of apples and then left for the weekend. The peaches got really ripe and even started molding which caused a chain reaction in the apples making them start to rot. Just when I thought I had gotten all the bad apples out, I would find more.

I didn't want all the apples to go to waste, so I decided to make them into applesauce. Since I don't have any of the right equipment to make it, I had to do it the hard way. It wasn't too bad, (my hand is cramping as I type) I did all the peeling, coring, and cutting with a knife.

1. I first washed the apples by cleaning out my sink, filling it with water, and placing the apples in it.

2. I cut each apple in quarters, cored them, and peeled the skin. 

3. I boiled some water, threw the apples in and cooked them till they were nice and squishy.

 4. I used the cheese grater attachment on my food processor to chop up the apples.

5. I then placed the chopper attachment on the processor and dumped in some cinnamon and mixed it up. 

6. I didn't make enough to justify canning it, so I placed it in tupperware containers and froze it.

Baby loves it!



Yummy. Honeycrisps are great. Have you tried Ginger Golden apples? Those are pretty danged good too.

marisa said...

I haven't tried them....I'm on mission to find them! Thanks for the recommendation.

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

I just made and canned applesauce! My mother-in-law bought me the best sauce maker (it does tomatoes too) several years ago. All you have to do is quarter the apples, soften them in boiling/simmering water and process them through the sauce maker. No messing around with peeling or coring or anything! I LOVE IT!

Honeycrisps are our all time favorite. I'm going to try finding Ginger Golden apples. Never even heard of them!

marisa said...

Astrid, what is the name/brand of the sauce maker you have? I'm in the market for one.

Toyin O. said...

Looks yummy!


Veeda said...

I looooovvvve homemade applesauce. thanks for the recipe, I'm going to be trying it this season!

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