Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Homemade Applesauce

Our neighbor gave us a bunch of Yellow Transparent Apples - very cute, small, tart apples. The kind that are perfect for tarts, pies and applesauce. I have opted to try my hand at applesauce - with sucess. The best part, it is sooo easy - I had no idea! I am planning to freeze some of this up and when our own apple tree is ready I will be making loads more... now, to figure out more freezer space!

I had the equivelant of about 12 large apples, so this was the recipe I used.


12 large apples
2 1/4 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Peel and cut up apples, removing core and place in pan with water, sugars and cinnamon. Mix well and boil down for about 15 minutes. Let cool for a few moments then mash with fork or potato masher as you see fit. Chill & enjoy!


Carole said...

I live in NY where we have a lot of apple growing as well and I've never seen those type of apples, very interesting! I'd probably love them, I love to eat super tart apples - the ones that are supposed to be for baking 'cause they're so tart, love 'em!

Liberty said...

I have never heard of them before either. The skins are so tender you can even leave them on for recipes - these particular ones come from her organic orchard so the peels are safe. But, they are tart little things - make a great sauce!