Fall to me is spending a day apple picking. My wife and I pick apples at least a couple times a year, and have done so since we first met. We get bags of apples, about 30 pounds each trip. There's really nothing like an apple picked right from the tree. After getting home from the orchard, a tradition in my house is applesauce. I love making it a little sweet, with a healthy portion of cinnamon. Hope you enjoy!
My Homemade Applesauce
- 3 Apples 4 cups, many varieties will work, but I like using Granny Smith, Suncrisp, Fuji or McIntosh
- 3/4 cup Water
- 3/4 T Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- Core and peel your apples.
- Chop them into chunks and add to pot with the cinnamon and sugar.
- Add 1/4 cup water, cover and heat over low heat. Let cook for 15 minutes, stirring and trying the mash the apples occasionally.
- Add another 1/4 cup of water and then cook, covered, for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the last 1/4 cup of water to the pot if you want a little smoother sauce, and try to mash the remaining apple chunks. Cook for another 10 minutes.
- That's it! A wonderful fall treat you can enjoy year round.