As you saw yesterday, I got a TON of wonderful produce this week in my CSA. I had a heads up on the contents of my box ahead of time, so I knew I had apples on the way. I decided that I would try something I had never done before…
…I would try to make my own applesauce!
Seriously, if I had known how easy making applesauce is, I would’ve started doing it ages ago. It was a snap, and if you’ve never done it, I suggest you give it a try.
First, you get some apples…check.
Hopefully, you won’t have accidentally slammed your peeler/corer underneath a pot while washing dishes…
Once everything is peeled and cored, you chop up the apples, toss them into a pot with 3/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, a tablespoon of lemon juice and a liberal amount of cinnamon. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-30 minutes. Then turn off the heat, grab a potato masher and go to town.
Serve hot or cold. Since I had already had my fair share of pumpkin brownies prior to making my sauce, I opted for just a taste before I put it away. So good! I am never buying applesauce at the supermarket again!
Have you ever made your own apple sauce?