My roommate inspired me a couple of weeks ago with a batch of yummy-looking homemade applesauce. I never buy it from the store, mostly because it just doesn’t taste as good and it’s chock full of processed sugars, etc. Not worth my money or the calories.
When I was at the farmer’s market last weekend, I asked around for what was the best apple at this time of year to make applesauce. I settled on some Red Romes, but was told that there are many good options depending on the sweetness or tartness I desire. Just ask your friendly produce manager or farmer’s market stand owner. They know where it’s at!
Here we go…step by step applesauce:
First, gather your apples and start peeling. This was by far the most time consuming part of the process.
Once you’re done peeling and chopping, pour in 1/2 cup of water and put the pan, covered, on the stove on medium heat.
Once they get really soft, turn down the heat to low and pull out a potato masher and go to town.
If you want a really smooth sauce, you’ll have to use a food processor or blender. I’m a big fan of applesauce with chunks though, so potato masher it is. Alright! When you feel that you’ve sufficiently smooshed your stewing apples, add 1 Tbs. cinnamon, 1/8 cup of honey, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix it up!
Serve warm, because it’s tasty like that. It feels illegal, like you’re eating apple pie filling. YUM!
Happy applesauce making!
Just a heads up, I’m disconnecting for the weekend and going camping. Can’t wait!
I wanna know: do you like to technologically disconnect while you’re on vacation? Or do the phone and the computer come with you?
I love disconnecting from technology for short periods of time. It’s nice to remind myself what peace in my head feels like :) When I’m on vacation (even camping) I’m not always really disciplined about it though.