PERFECT, EASY APPLESAUCE
A farm-girl friend of mine taught me how to make applesauce about 10-years ago, and recent trips to a local orchard brought all her teaching back to me. This can be made with a food processor, but I love the way the Foley Food Mill separates out the peel and strains to sauce to the perfect consistency. I think it is a must have kitchen utensil that can be passed from generation to generation! I choose Empire apples because they have a perfect texture for sauce and the sweet-tart taste I love! (If not using the Foley Mill, I suggest peeling and coring before cooking. You won't have to pick out the peels later then. You can either use a food processor or just a potato masher depending on how chunky you like your sauce)
Provided by Cook4_6
Yield 12 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 5
- Use sectioned apple slicer to easily core and slice your apples (or do it by hand).
- Place apples, water and cinnamon sticks in a large, heavy pot.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the apples are soft.
- Remove cinnamon sticks and process in batches in the Foley Mill (check out ebay or Ace Hardware for Mills). Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Serve warm topped with butter! Or eat cold from the refrigerator! Or warm topped with cinnamon sugar pie crust pieces! Or freeze for later use! So much better than jarred sauce!
PERFECT EASY MICROWAVE APPLESAUCE
- Peel, core and slice the apples.
- Place apples in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Add in 1/4 cup water, cinnamon (start with 1/2 teaspoon) and nutmeg, if using; stir to combine.
- Cover with heavy microwave-safe plastic wrap (leave a little side opened to allow steam to escape).
- Microwave on HIGH power for 10 minutes.
- Remove the bowl and stir the apples, then contine to microwave uncovered until apples are very tender (about 5-6 minutes longer).
- Using a large fork (I use a potato masher for this) coarsley mash apples to desired texture.
- Add in sugar to taste while the apples are still hot; mix well to combine.
- Bring to room temperature and then refrigerate for up to two days, or freeze in plastic freezer containers.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 226, Fat 0.6, SaturatedFat 0.1, Sodium 4.2, Carbohydrate 59.7, Fiber 8.7, Sugar 47.3, Protein 0.9
- In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, combine apples, water, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, and simmer 5 more minutes.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 194.6 calories, Carbohydrate 51 g, Fat 0.3 g, Fiber 4.6 g, Protein 0.5 g, SaturatedFat 0.1 g, Sodium 2 mg, Sugar 44.5 g
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