Thursday, October 17, 2013

Easiest Applesauce ever!

Fall is here and we fortunately have a better crop of Apples in Michigan this year.  A few weeks back I got a great deal on some kind of beat up looking apples and thought for 2.99 a 1/2 bushel I'd make applesauce.

This is the 2nd time I think I've done it this and honestly don't think I'll ever go back to peeling or sieving.  All you do is core the apples and cut them in chunks to fit in the blender.  You blend them adding just enough water to get the blender going till they are the desired consistency.  Once they are blended, you really cannot tell there are peels in them.  

After you blend, just season as you like.  I add just a "little bit" of sugar, but that will depend on how tart your apples were.  This time I added about 1/4 cup per batch.  It's not as sweet as my kids would like, but sweet enough they'll eat it.  We also like to add cinnamon as well.  Thought I'd do this to about half the jars, but ended up doing all of them with cinnamon.  I probably added about a tablespoon per blender batch.  Again, add to your taste buds liking!

Now just water bath can as usual.

If you'd like a step-by-step this is a video that goes through pretty much the same process I followed.  

Homemade applesauce couldn't be easier!

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