It’s the start of fall and the harvest time of one of the most loved fruits out there…Apples! It’s versatile in everything from breakfast to dessert. There’s something we all remember from our childhood that most still love today; Applesauce! It’s one of the easiest things you can make with an apple. Eat it cooled, or hot over ice cream is delicious! Make as much as you want and can it for later. The biggest difference in making it yourself, is you know exactly what you put into it.
10 lbs Apples (I’m using Fuji, but Braeburn, and Cortland are also favorites of mine)
2 C Brown Sugar
¼ C Lemon Juice
2 T Ground Cinnamon
1 t Salt
Have a bowl of water standing by to place the peeled apples into to keep them from oxidizing. Peel your apples and place them in the water.
Once you’ve peeled all of your apples, cut the meat from the core.
Place everything into a pot and stir everything to combine. Cook covered over medium low heat for about 2 hours, or until the apples have gotten nice and soft. Cover and refrigerate until everything has cooled down. This allows the softened apples to absorb the liquid in the pot.
Once everything has cooled down, you can either mix it in a mixer with the paddles attachment which will make it nice and chunky, or you can use a food mill. My sons likes it smoother, so i’ll be using the food mill.
Pass your apples and juices through your food mill into a container for storage.
Home made, simple, and delicious. Is there anything better to say than that?
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