I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Applesauce

Not only do I love the taste of homemade applesauce, but I love the smell of it as it wafts throughout the house. My girls do not like store bought applesauce anymore, it's homemade or nothing.



APPLESAUCE (serves 6)

Ingredients:
*5 pound bag of apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
(Golden Delicious, Fuji, Mcintosh, Granny Smith, Jonathan)
I finding mixing a couple different types of apples make for a much better tasting applesauce.
*1 1/2 cups water
*1/2 tablespoon cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick

Directions:
~Place all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan.
~Bring to a boil.
~Reduce heat, and simmer for 30-35 minutes.
~Remove from heat, remove cinnamon stick if used.
~Mash with a potato masher or if you like no lumps run through a food mill.

Variation:
`Add a few pears to cook down with the apples.
`Add 1 cup of crushed strawberries cook with the apples.
`Add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice when you are done cooking the applesauce.

Helpful Hint: Apples are like potatoes and once you peel them, they brown rather quickly. Put a little lemon or lime juice in a bowl of water and put your peeled fruit into the water while you finish peeling apples.

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