Over the weekend, Ryan and I went apple picking at a local farm and with the abundance of apples, I promised to make homemade applesauce.
I remember my great-grandmother, Bubbie, making homemade applesauce and I swear it was way more complicated than I could even fathom.
I promise you this is not the case. This recipe falls into the category of pathetically-easy-and-really-only-sounds-super-fancy (just like homemade ravioli)
Here's what you need:
- apples (duh. I used 15 apples-a mix of Gala, Cortland, and Macintosh)
- maple sugar (optional and totally not necessary)
- brown sugar
- lemon juice (lime juice works too)
To make the applesauce:
1. Peel and chop the apples.
2. Put in crockpot.
3. Add other ingredients. I used a squirt or two of lemon juice, a big scoop of brown sugar, two dashes on cinnamon, one dash of nutmeg, and probably a tablespoon of the maple sugar. Give it a good mix to incorportate the apples with the remaining ingredients.
4. Set crockpot for high, 2.5-3 hours.
5. Once the apples are soft and have reduced in size, mash up with a potato masher.
The applesauce tastes amazing when it's warm out of the crockpot. I couldn't tell you how long it will last in the fridge because it only makes it a few days around here before we eat it all.
Question for you:
1. What's your favorite way to cook or bake with apples?