I love apple picking time each year! Not only is apple picking a great family tradition for us, apple sauce is the only fruit my little guy will eat without a fight.
For this recipe you will need:
Any variety of apples
1/4 c water
cinnamon to taste
sugar to taste
a food mill - optional
The best applesauce is made with a wide variety of apples. I like Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala and Jona Golds. Any apples you have on hand are fine for this recipe.
|Variety of apples washed and chopped|
Wash and apples. If you DONT' have a food mill, peel and core the apples. If you have a food mill don't worry about the peels and cores.
|Apples steaming in a large pot with 1/4 c. of water (cook with the lid on)|
|Soft apples ready to mill (or mash)|
Once the apples are steamed and completely soft it's time to run them through the food mill to remove the peels and seeds.
|my food mill (a garage sale special)|
|I mill to remove seeds and skins|
|Ready to enjoy!!!|
If you don't have a food mill you will need to peel and core the apples before they are cooked. Once cooked, simply stir and mash them. they will be so soft that they will fall apart when stirred.
Adding sugar, honey or cinnamon is a personal choice. Taste the apple sauce and see what it needs.
That's it! Soooo easy!