Thursday, October 04, 2007

Applesauce revisited...


I have had a dozen or so requests for the applesauce recipe from our last batch (see here). Here it is!

Applesauce:

1/2 case apples
1/2 cup orange juice (you can use lemons too...I like flavor from oranges)
1 cup maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Core & cut apples into quarters and fill pot. We peeled 80% of ours, leaving only some for color. Pour orange juice over the top, add about 1.5 cups of water to pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer, covered, for several hours until the apples are soft and mushy. During the simmering, push down the apples with a potato masher or stir well with spoon. Make sure nothing is burning on bottom...Allow to cool. Stir in syrup & spices. If you like chunky applesauce, leave as is. For smoother applesauce, pass in batches through food mill. Store in fridge or freeze.

3 comments:

jenn said...

never thought to add orange juice to applesauce. I'm going to try this recipe tomorrow - YUM!

denise said...

It is good. Many applesauce recipes call for lemon juice for color and acidity, but orange juice also works and adds a nicer flavor (to me). :)

Stacy said...

That sounds delicious. I have been meaning to look up applesauce recipes but haven't done it - and now I have one! I plan to try it this week :)