Recipe of the week…
This week we are going to talk about home made apple sauce. This could quite possible be the absolutely easiest thing to make, like ever!!!! Best part is there is no more wondering what’s in it…APPLES hahaha.
First of all it’s fall if you don’t have an apple tree in your back yard go get one, like now!!!! Ok now wash your hands and wait until next year…and you can make homemade apple sauce too. Just kidding, if you don’t have a tree just go to the store and grab 5lbs of apples. You will also need lime juice, an apple torture device, and canning supplies.
Wash your apples, get all the grim off of them. Make a cold water bath in a bowl with 1–2 tablespoons of lime juice.
After the bath is prepared, get your apple torture device ready…this thing is such a time saver. It cores, skins and slices the apples all at the same time. Plus the apple slices are all the same size so cooking is a cinch. This process is a bit messy so be prepared. The kids will love, love, love, to help with this part. (I mean what kid doesn’t like a good mess)
Said mess…all of this extra stuff can go straight into your compost container (which I know you have!!!). You don’t need to keep the apples in the bath for long, the lime juice helps the apples from turning brown. I slice my apples in half.
After their bath throw them into your pot…you will need a big ol’ pot. Add approximately 1 cup of water to the apples at this point. I also love to add a tablespoon of cinnamon, this makes it smell like fall in your house…as an added bonus if you ask me. If your apples need sweetening this is when you can add sugar. I added a tablespoon of brown sugar to this batch. Then you just cook it down at a medium temp until desired consistency…I like mine a little chunky. Stir occasionally. While the apples are cooking down, you will need to get another pot ready with boiling water.
Fill your canning jars with apples being careful because it’s gonna be hot. Be sure to wipe off anything that gets on the rim and put on the lids. Then just place them in boiling water (make sure all lids are covered by boiling water). Cook for 20 minutes, no lid is reqired as it would just make the pot boil over. Super carefully remove from water with tongs and place on counter let stand until cool. You will hear the lids pop which means the canning process worked.
You will hear the lids pop which means the canning process worked. Let them cool then Enjoy!!!! They do make a great gift if you feel like sharing but we never have enough at our house…the hubby didn’t even wait for them to cool all the way before polishing off a whole jar himself last night ☺
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