We have had a bumper crop of apples this year in western Washington. I’ve been making applesauce as it is fast, easy and tastes sooooo good! I just peel the apples, quarter and core them, and place in pot. You can make any size pot of applesauce – from a couple apples to a half a box – whatever size your pot will take. Add a little water (about a cup and a half for the pot I’m using). Place on a burner – I have a “star” wire that I put on the burner under the pot so my sauce won’t burn. You don’t need one, just watch your applesauce a little closer.
Bring to a boil, (this is when you want to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t scorch), reduce heat to medium/low and let it cook away (about 1/2 – 1 hour) until the apples are soft enough to mush up – you can put it through a blender, use a stick blender (I did) or just mash it with a potato masher. Fix it the way you like it, smooth or chunky. Sweeten to taste and you’re set. You can add cinnamon candies for color and flavor or just a little cinnamon. I sweeten mine with splenda – a kettle this size uses about a cup and I also added about a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Enjoy the fruits of our fall harvest!!
I wrote this article last fall – 2012. Here it is another year and another great apple harvest!! So once again, I am making applesauce. This year I also used the Snow Apples – which actually needed no sugar! They made wonderful applesauce and I froze it for this winter! Enjoy your fall harvest!!