It’s fall and that means apples and if you are sick of eating apples, there is applesauce! A great fruit sauce that is naturally delicious. I recently made homemade apple sauce for 80 Pre K and Kindergarten students, my hand is still sore from peeling 10 pounds of apples, but it was worth it! The recipe was such a success that the day was filled with students singing about healthy applesauce, heart health, wanting seconds and staff asking for the recipe.
I didn’t write the recipe down when cooking, so looked back on my blog from last fall for some direction, but only found the above picture. If you follow from left to right you can see the steps I took, which I followed again. As my blog evolves, as do this recipes.
From picture to memory and finally recipe, here it is:
Ingredients: *Recipe adjusted for 3 jars of sauce*
5 pounds of apples (I used Macintosh)
2 cups of water
1/8 cup of cane or brown sugar
Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
Dash of pumpkin spice
Peel and quarter apples
Add to a large pot
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil
Simmer and cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally
When cool, blend until smooth or mash with a fork for a chunkier sauce
*Optional* Sprinkle with cinnamon
Eat by the spoonful and enjoy!