The nights have been cool around here. It certainly doesn’t feel like Fall during the day with the extreme heat but, nights are different. They are cool and crisp and there is the slightest tinge of color in some of the tree leaves. Fall is just around the corner.
With Fall brings one of my most favorite things to do….preserve food for the winter! My apple trees are not quite ready yet but a lady who works on the farm had some apples that were! She was bringing basket loads of apples every day! More then anyone could eat! With the excess apples, I brought them home one weekend and decided to make some applesauce!
This is probably one of the easiest applesauce recipes you will ever encounter!
First you take your apples and wash them off.
I have this awesome apple slicer from Pampered Chef that I use to slice and core my apples. A simple knife would work too! Please note that I have kept the skin on! Very important!
I always like to keep one bowl for scraps so that it is easy to discard of afterwards.
The good apple slices I put in the large pot that they would be cooked in!
I then add about 1/2 cup of water to the pot of apples and put it on the stove over medium high heat for about 30 minutes, covered.
After 30 minutes, you’ll notice that the apples are nice and soft!
I then take my emulsifying mixer and mix away at the mushy apples!
After about 5 minutes of mixing and stirring you get apple sauce!
I put all the yummy apple sauce in sterilized mason jars and put them in the freezer to have for later!
This apple sauce recipe is so simple. No peeling your apples for hours! Just slice and cook and you have a delicious treat! Keeping the peel on the apples adds extra fibre and nutrients to the unsweetened apple sauce! The best part? Almost a week later and the house still smells like fall! Yum!