Occasionally, I find myself with a few apples that are beginning to go soft. Since there’s only the two of us, sometimes I over buy. In which case, I think applesauce. It’s a favourite of my husbands. Admittedly, it’s not something I’ve made throughout my married life. Then again, we never really had leftover fruit to worry about.
Now, however, you can find great deals throughout harvest season. A great time to purchase extra apples. Also, watch for deals at the grocery store on overripe fruit.
Making a homemade applesauce, is so easy, that you’ll never buy it again. When you make it fresh, you know exactly what’s in it it and what you’re feeding your family. This particular applesauce is great as dessert with ice-cream, or used when cooking a beautiful pork dish.
- 6 or 7 medium size apples (I use MacIntosh)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup water
- peel, core and slice apples
- put all ingredients into a saucepan
- stir and bring to boil over medium heat
- reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking and stirring until apples begin to soften
- alternately stir and mash with potato masher
- once apples are at desired consistency, remove from heat and cool
- I find the apples require about 15 minutes simmering time