Over the holidays, friend of ours gave us some homemade applesauce she had canned. Beeper about lost his mind he loved it so much--insisting we not eat too much at one time so every spoonful could be savored and cherished. Of course, that applesauce is nothing but a tasty memory now...
But then I thought it might be a nice after school activity recently to make some of our own. So we did. And if you have never made applesauce before, I am here to tell you it is about the easiest thing in the world to make.
Here's the recipe: Select an array of apples (this is key to sweetness and taste). Peel apples. Core and chop. Add to a pot with just enough water that the water comes up to about an inch or so beneath the top of your apples in your pot. Put a lid on the pot and simmer until the apples are good and mushy, adding more water if it seems too thick. Add some cinnamon if you like and serve.
Yep. Does not get much easier than that. You can even can it if you want--which I did not, I just stored it in a canning jar so it looks like I did. The apples you see in the top photo produced two full pint jars + about 1 cup or so extra (we froze half for later consumption).
Pork Chops and potato pancakes are on the menu for later this week--with applesauce, of course.