Homemade Applesauce - April 2015
The Recipe of the Month for April 2015 is Homemade Applesauce! It's easier than you think to make, and it tastes delicious! Give it a shot! Ingredients: 8 sweet apples, such as Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Fuji, or Gala. 1 tsp Cinnamon, depending on your preference Note: The amount of apples you should use, scales with the amount of applesauce you want to produce, and the amount of work you want to do. 8 apples is a good amount, but you can choose any amount, and any mixture of apple varieties to create complex flavors for your applesauce. 1. Wash the apples in cold water and peel them. Chop them into chunks. Many people have handheld products that chop up an apple into bite-sized chunks and separate the cores, these are perfect for this job. Remove any seeds, hard parts, or bruises. 2. Add 1 inch of water on the bottom of a pot, and add all of the apple chunks. Put the lid on and turn the heat on high. When the water starts boiling, turn it down to medium-high until the apples are all very soft. 3. Mush cooked apples together down into a paste. If necessary, add to a blender or an electric mixer. Add cinnamon to taste. You shouldn't need to add sugar, but you can if it's not sweet enough. If the mix is too watery, siphon off some liquid and drink it - it's apple juice! You could can this applesauce, or freeze it, and it would last a long time. It will last a week or two if kept in the refrigerator. Feel free to get creative and add other things, like cranberries or lemon juice, and see what happens. Create your own recipe! If you make this recipe, or want to share your own, comment below!