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Applesauce is one of the fall season staples. Who doesn't like a tasty bowl of applesauce or adding it to a hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning? It's one of those little treats that you liked as a kid and you still like it now.
It is going into fall right now and all the delicious taste of the new crops of apples are coming out. There are the sweet and not so sweet apples that play an important part of fall cooking. You can make pies, cakes, cookies, applesauce, and many other things. We know you can think of more great ways for apples this time of year.
We have picked apples several times when we were in the Boston area and the apples were all great; all nice, fresh and crunchy. Walking through all the different varieties of apple trees and pulling off the apples was really fun, but you can still get the great new apples at your local grocery store.
Making the Applesauce:
Applesauce always starts with a good apple. Choose the variety that you like, we used gala for this batch of applesauce. They were a new crop, but you can get apples all season and they always make a great sauce.
Peel, core and slice your apples. We have never had applesauce with skin on the apples.
Put the apples in a saucepan along with some water in order to cook the apples. Cook them till they are almost boiling, then cover and cook on low heat. Stir them often so they don't burn. If you need to, you can add a little extra water, but not much to keep the apple flavor.
When the apples are nice and soft, it's time to add the sugar and cinnamon for flavor. We have often made applesauce without adding sugar, it depends on the sweetness of the apples. Taste the sauce to get the flavor you want.Print
- Prep Time: 10 minutes.
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: fruit
- 6 apples, any variety
- ¾ cup water
- 4 tablespoons. sugar, or as need
- ¼ teaspoon. cinnamon
- Peel and core apples and slice into pieces.
- Put apples into a saucepan along with the water over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a boil and turn the heat down over low heat.
- Put on a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or till they are soft.
- Add the sugar and cinnamon. Use as much sugar to satisfy you sweetness preference.
- Let Cool to room temperature or in the refrigerator.
- Serve in a bowl or with things such as cottage cheese and nuts.