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!


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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