Sunday, October 25, 2009

Applesauce Recipe




















Although this isn't a jam recipe, it is apple time in this part of the country so an applesauce recipe seems fitting. Besides, it's so easy to make and so delicious it would be a shame to not include this in my blog.

So here goes...
  • Buy or pick ~24 apples-sweeter varieties for eating work best
  • Wash them
  • Remove the stems & slice (no need to remove the core)
  • Cook w/ 1/2 cup water until mushy
  • Leave the lid on the pot except to stir now & then
  • Run cooked apples through food mill to remove core, skin & seeds
While still hot (return to stove if necessary) add:
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Cloves (optional)
  • Stir well until mixed
  • Taste & adjust sweetener & spices to your liking
  • Dispense into clean plastic containers w/lids
  • Let cool
  • Lay plastic wrap on top of applesauce to prevent freezer burn
  • Cover with lids
  • Freeze, refrigerate or eat
  • Yield ~8-9 Cups
Here are a few photos of the process.




Sliced apples ready to cook


Cook with 1/2 Cup water until mushy


Run cooked apples through food mill to remove core, skin & seeds

While still hot, (return to heat if necessary) add honey, sugar, cinnamon & cloves

Dispense into clean plastic containers w/lids
Let cool
Lay plastic wrap on top of applesauce to prevent freezer burn
Cover with lids & freeze, refrigerate or eat!

Thanks for reading,
Trish

1 comment:

  1. Hi Trish, Sorry I have been such a laggard in commenting. I love your blog. It is so informative and helpful. But, I've got to confess, I haven't made any progress in canning and preserving.

    However, the direction my employment situation is heading, I may have both the time and the incentive. Thanks again. Sarahlah

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