We love homemade apple sauce. Our neighbors backyard has an apple tree. Do you see where I’m going?
The house was owned by an elderly woman and she told me when we first moved into our house that I could help myself at any time. I went so far as to buy an apple picker to reach the top ones.
A few years ago I picked everything on our side, making sure to pack a bag up to drop on her front porch, that I was faced with what do I make. I cooked up apple butter – and have a bunch in the freezer now for later in the winter (I used to love it on toast with sharp white cheddar cheese).
I also made some homemade cinnamon apple sauce. Below is a recipe that came home with the kiddo when she was in kindergarten.
As the years have gone by our neighbor is no longer living in the house behind ours. The tree is exploding with apples again… should I continue picking? Go stealthy in the night – pick under cloak of darkness? J
The house was never sold and I believe it has been turned into a rental. I just might tell myself to keep picking because she told me I could!
HOMEMADE APPLE SAUCE
8 medium apples – peeled, cored and sliced (we used local Fuji apples)
1 cup water
½ cup sugar (though you could go less depending on the variety of apple)
1 tsp cinnamon (though I think this could easily be cut in half – it makes for a VERY dark sauce)
Place all ingredients in a stock pot
Cover and cook on low
Stir every 30 minutes
Should be done in 2-3 hours
- 8 medium apples - peeled, cored and sliced (we used local Fuji apples)
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sugar (though you could go less depending on the variety of apple)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (though I think this could easily be cut in half - it makes for a VERY dark sauce)
- Place all ingredients in a stock pot
- Cover and cook on low
- Stir every 30 minutes
- Should be done in 2-3 hours
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