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Applesauce is a sweet delicious way to eat apples. Especially in the fall when the new crops are out. The apples have a crunchy sweet taste and that sweetness carries over into any apple dish like apple pie, or crisps or dumplings, I can go on and on.
A really simple way of cooking apples is making applesauce. Everybody likes it including the kids. You can eat it by itself, on ice cream, or bake with it. This is a good way to use up your fruit if you bought to many or went apple picking and brought home a ton of apples. Did that once and had way too many apples to eat.
Making the apple sauce
First you want to get some good apples then peel them. I always cut my apples in fourth after they are peeled, this makes it easier to cut out the core and slice them into pieces. The slices don’t have to be very thin because the heat will cook them down.
This is an easy peazy recipe to make. Now all you do is put the apples into a large pan, so nothing boils over onto the stove. Then add the apple juice, let them come to a boil and turn down the heat to simmer. Watch them because it can be don in about 10 minutes time. Just check the apples that they are all falling apart tender.
When it is done just mash up the apples with a whisk. I leave it a little chunky because everyone here likes it that way. Then I add a little cinnamon to the apples and stir it in. Sometimes the apples aren’t as sweet as you would like so I add some sugar a little at a time and taste it.
- 8 apples, peeled and sliced
- ⅓ cup apple juice
- ½ to 1 tsp. cinnamon, optional
- Sugar is optional (depends on the sweetness of the apples)
- Peel the apples, core, and slice them
- Put them into a large pan
- Add the apple juice
- Cook to a boil then turn them down to simmer
- Add cinnamon
- Add a Tablespoon or two of sugar if not sweet enough
- Let cool
The apple sauce depends on the sweetness of the apples. Sometimes you have to add a little sugar so it is best to taste it while it is still warm, that way you can add the sugar if needed.
I like to eat cottage cheese with applesauce and toasted walnuts for a pick me up in the afternoon.[caption id="attachment_2382" align="aligncenter" width="802"] Cottage cheese and applesauce is a tasty, healthy snack[/caption]