Friday, September 18, 2009

The seaon of apples


In honor of Rosh Hashanah, Fall, and the new apple crop, I give you a recipe for apple sauce that will please just about anyone. It may make you not want to buy the stuff in the jars any longer.

Homemade Applesauce

3 to 4 pounds of peeled, cored, and quartered apples. (Suggested varieties include Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, Mcintosh, and Gravenstein.)
4 strips of lemon peel
Juice of one lemon
3 inches of stick cinnamon
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
Up to 1/4 cup of white sugar (I left this out and it was plenty sweet.)
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Put all ingredients in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Mash with a potato masher.

Ready to serve, either hot or cold. Delicious with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yogurt.

Enjoy the bounty of Fall!

4 Comments:

Blogger lettuce said...

sounds delicious

we're eating apples from our little mini apple trees - its a good way to accept the end of summer agian

5:13 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I'm going to have to pick up some apples at Eastern Market. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing it.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Cyndy said...

Yum, that sounds delicious! The deer got all of our McIntoshes this year - actually we decided to be generous. Fortunately there's a small orchard only a block away from where we are renting.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Ruth D~ said...

I'll have to save it for next year. I used the last of our apples in muffins and apple crisp. I love apple sauce, though. Thanks for sharing.

11:19 PM  

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