Sep. 16, 2010 7:59 am
Updated: Sep. 24, 2010 5:18 am
Last week my wife & kids took advantage of a day off from school and went apple picking with a few of their friends. Two and a half bushels of apples later they came home and we immediately started to wonder what we should do with the all of the apples
besides eating them one at a time. Well I decided it meant it was time to start making applesauce again.
I love applesauce. I always have. It's great with pork chops (thanks Peter Brady). It's great with cottage cheese. It's great all by itself. It's even better when you make it yourself which is what I like to do. So on Saturday night as we began to prepare
dinner, I started peeling & chopping apples. Our out of town friends, who seem to live on takeout, were intoxicated by the aroma as the apples simmered. They were surprised that I would actually make my own applesauce and they were even more amazed when they
saw how easy it was to do. All it takes is apples, apple cider (juice or water are okay too), lemon juice, brown sugar (I prefer dark), cinnamon & a little salt. I have also added in some ground cloves a few times (for complexity) and my kids liked that little
twist. The best part is being able to first serve it warm and then have the leftover around in the fridge for snacks or future meals.
Here is the recipe I use for my applesauce. It's been waiting for review for 7 years now so I have a feeling it may never join my other recipes on AR but it doesn't matter now that I can share it here with you. Have fun with it and let me know what kind
of twists or tweaks you give it when you make it. Or slip me a link to your recipe so I can give it a try.
And come back next time when I attempt to be funny & relevant. It's almost like watching a souffle on the edge of failing.
Apples & Peaches - thanks to the kids