Monday, October 18, 2010

Apples to Applesauce...

We have two apple trees in our backyard. In years past the apples haven't gotten very big or very ripe by the time the first frost came around. This year we have a bumper crop, and we've yet to have our first frost. As a result we have a huge selection of big, beautiful, lusciously-crisp apples...
 
Friday morning I picked a bucketful and decided to make some applesauce with these sun-kissed beauties!
 There's nothing better than home-made applesauce with just picked apples.
I don't even bother peeling them. I suspect it's healthier that way since I've been told that most of the nutrients of an apple are in the peel.
I core and slice them, add a little lemon and water (or apple juice) and place them on the stove to cook and soften.The aroma of cooking apples fills our home with the scent of apple pie...
If you want chunky applesauce, use a potato masher to mash the cooked apples. If you prefer smooth applesauce, run the cooked apples through a food mill or blender. Then add a little sugar and cinnamon to taste!
It's a beautiful thing...

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Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean

13 comments:

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful photos. I love homemade applesauce.

Staci said...

I get to make my applesauce this week! I'm so excited! I use Mcintosh apples, and they're getting difficult to find here in Utah. I think I need to get me a mac tree in my backyard.

I'm also doing apple pie filling this year, which is a huge hit with dutch oven desserts made with spice cake mix. It's also yummy for good old apple pie and apple crisp.

I <3 mcintosh apples!

Melissa said...

We love home-made applesauce too. So easy to make.

I love the last photo - great presentation.

Taren said...

OOOOOOO I'm so jealous! We grew up with lots of apple trees and I always loved the things my mom did with the apples.

Renee said...

How delicious does that look?! You're amazing Suzanne. Someday I'd love to come see your amazing yard and gardens!

Bonnie said...

Looks delicious!

Kathryn said...

Gotta love fresh made applesauce! Yummmm

Karen said...

Oh, nothing can compare to homemade applesauce, how delicious!

Jean said...

Lovely apples! Nothing better than homemade warm applesauce. We always have it on vanilla ice cream the day we make it. Yummy! Jean

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

Oh to have your own apple trees... how nice! (:

Julie Harward said...

I love that you left the peels on..the best way I think! I love fresh applesauce made like this! ;D

shannon i olson said...

lovely apples!~ beautiful photos too. yum...I have some apples and caramel dip in the kitchen....guess where I am headin'?

Judy said...

Oh, major yummy!