Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Homemade Applesauce! YUM!

I made 2 batches of applesauce on Sunday. YUMMY! The first one I made with more cinnamon (because I like it that way) and this batch I made just with the 'regular' amount. Here it is only Wednesday and it's ALMOST gone!

The VERY basic recipe is:
8 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices
1/2 cup water
2 lemon slices
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine apples, water and lemon slices in a large saucepan. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes or until apples are part sauce and with some chunks of apple left. Watch closely and stir often to prevent burning. Applesauce should be thick; add more water if necessary. Leave sauce chunky or put apples and lemons through a food mill or coarse sieve.
Stir in sugar to desired sweetness. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.
Serve warm or chilled.
Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to one week.
Yield 5 to 6 cups.

To make unsweetened applesauce: omit added sugar and select a naturally sweet variety such as Golden Delicious, Red Delicious or Gala.


Shannon said...

YUM!!!!!!!! You go girl!!!

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happydays525 said...

Mmmmm...the applesauce looks yummy! =)

Here is a link to the paper pouch instructions, have fun making them!

-Jen (Scrapbook Circle)