We usually buy our apples in 5 pound bags or even more in the fall, when their in season.
Sometimes the kids can’t seem to get enough of them, and other weeks they won’t touch them….. When ever we have the weeks that the apples seem to be sticking around longer than I would like I throw what ever we have into an Applesauce. In a sauce for, they seem to be more appealing apparently, maybe it’s all the sweetness and flavor.
This week we had about 3 pounds of apples so here’s the recipe I have come up with that’s a favorite here at our house. It’s great on it’s own, with chicken, pork, graham crackers dipped in, we even use it to top our ice cream.
3 pounds of sweet Apples
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon (this can be reduces to 1 TBSP to suit your taste, we like it to pack a punch!)
1 Teaspoon ground allspice
Collect all the apples that you are going to use and rinse them clean.
Peel, core and cut the apples. I make them about the same size you would for a pie.
once their all ready, give them a good rinse in cold water. Then fill pan with water just to the top of the apples (they do float, so you can push them down with one hand to make sure there’s not too much).
Start cooking them on high and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower heat to medium, continue a low boil for about 20 minutes.
Stir in all of your spices, continue cooking for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, you apples should be very soft, and smell dee-lish!
Let them cool about 5 minutes, they will still be hot. I use an emulsion blender or you can use a potato masher, just to get them down to applesauce consistency.
Let cool about 10 more minutes and store in an air tight container in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Makes about 60 ounces.
If this is more than your family will eat in two weeks, you can can these by processing in a water bath for 15 minutes.
Don’t forget to try this on ice cream, you’ll love it!!