When Life Gives You Spotted Apples…

…Cut ’em up and make the best damn applesauce you can out of them!!

While visiting my brother Eric and his family in Burlington WA last week I picked a bunch of apples from the trees in their back yard. His wife Amy told me she had not used any pesticides (good for you girl!) so they had spots on them, but still tasted good. Not the prettiest apples, but they did indeed taste pretty good. Knowing they would not get eaten if I just left them in a basket on the counter at my Dad’s I took advantage of the cold foggy morning to whip up some applesauce.

Applesauce Recipe

1) 8-10 apples, peeled, cored, and cut in large chunks. (Best to use good cooking apples like Golden Delicious or McIntosh, but I used several types and didn’t even know what some of them were.)

2) Juice from one squeezed lemon

3) Cinnamon stick

4) 1/4-1/2 cup of dark brown sugar (amount of sugar depends on type of apples and personal taste.)

5) 1/4 cup of white sugar

6) 1 cup of water

7) 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Put all ingredients in a large pot, stir, cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick and mash with potato masher. Serve warm or cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm good!

 

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