Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce. Nothing feels quite as comforting.

I made a huge batch of applesauce this past weekend. I ended up freezing it so it'll stay fresh enough for Easter, but I'm so nervous it's going to thaw all watery this weekend!! Note to self: Don't experiment with food and different food techniques the week you are to host 15 people for a Holiday. Got it.

Anyway, I've been making this applesauce for quite a few years now, and I really enjoy it. I used to keep the skins on when I boiled it, but I like the smooth consistency I get from the peeled apples, so I do it that way now. I will never, ever throw away apples. If they get too soft or aren't so fresh looking, I turn them into applesauce either to eat or to use in baking.

I made this recipe (times 5!) this weekend:

Homemade Apple Sauce
adapted from allrecipes.com

Ingredients: 
2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions:
1. Place shredded apples in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Sprinkle with cinnamon, then add water and cook until the apple bits become soft and mushy.
2. Use an immersion blender to puree the apples
3. Stir in brown sugar and mix well; if desired, top with ice cream and serve.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice! Looks simple; why have I not tried this?!

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  2. MMMMMM! Love your homemade applesauce. It's the one thing you out do me on! I used to try new recipes before company too. It's a good way to get lots of opinions about something. Just tell everyone you want their valued input. Then they have no idea you just turned them into your guinea pigs!! LOL!

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  3. yum!! This looks great! Good luck tomorrow. I'm sure everything will turn out wonderfully :)

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  4. I am going to have to try this. I love applesauce. I have never even thought about making it myself. Yum!

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