What To Do With A Bunch Of Apples.....Make Applesauce, Of Course!
WHAT TO DO WITH A BUNCH OF APPLES...MAKE APPLESAUCE, OF COURSE!
20 minutes to fresh applesauce! This is probably about 1 1/2 cups.
On most Wednesdays my girlfriends come to the store for coffee and pastries. We talk about everything! Last week, one of the subjects was applesauce. So when I went to my pantry and found that I had 8 apples, what else could I do but make applesauce. Kate talked about how wonderful the Pioneer Woman's recipe was, while Lore just said that she uses a little red wine and a food mill. Me, I didn't have any red wine and my internet was down so I decided to do what I usually do, which is just wing it. Well, it turned out fabulous (or so I think) so I decided to share it. As the apple picking season draws to a close, I hope you get out there, pick some apples, and make applesauce! Thanks Kate and Lore for being my inspiration!
Ingredients: 8 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into big chunks, 1/3 cup of apple cider or juice, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch or two of salt, and a little extra water if needed (I ended up using about 1/3 cup).
Into a saute pan, throw in your apples and add your apple cider. With the heat on medium high, let your apples start to cook. After a few minutes, turn the heat down to low and add your sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cover and let cook until it resembles applesauce, adding a little water from time to time to keep things moist. Mine was ready within 20 minutes.
Note: I like my applesauce a little tart, so I do not use a lot of sugar, but feel free to adjust to your tastes! It is the method that is important. Enjoy!