Thursday, July 29, 2010

Homemade Apple Sauce

Apples, Apples, Apples. Everywhere I turn there are Apples.

We just got back from my grandma's house where we picked about two bushels of apples. Which is approximately 80 lbs. of apples. Her tree was loaded. I'm not sure what kind of apple they are, but they make some great apple sauce. I would compare them to a granny smith, green and sour.

Here is my homemade apple sauce recipe. My daughter just likes it with sugar but you can add cinnamon, honey what ever your pallet enjoys.

20 medium apples, peeled and cored
1 cup of water
1 1/2 cups of sugar

Peel your apples, core them and cut into fourths. Place them in a large bowl of salt water ( so they don't turn brown.) After all your apples are in the salt water rinse the salt off and place them on top of stove with one cup of water. Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally so they don't burn. Cook for approx. 30 mins. Once the apples are soft and mushy bled them with electric mixer until all apple chunks are fine. (If you like chunky apple sauce, leave the mixer part out.) Stir in 1 1/2 cups of sugar until dissolved. Pour into jars of bags and enjoy. This recipe makes 7 snack size bags. They are great to freeze and enjoy when ready.

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