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!


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.


Jenn Lawlor 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 :)