Monday, October 24, 2011

Homemade Apple Sauce

The weather has been  just perfect!  It's been cool now for the past two days, no humidity, finally. The leaves are changing color and falling everywhere.  I love the Autumn, and I love the smells of Autumn, makes everything feel so cozy.  One of the smells of Autumn is homemade Apple Sauce. I wonder sometimes why we buy the jar, making Apple Sauce is so easy, but the jar is very convenient, and we do live in a busy world. I do wish we could all go back in time when everything was at a slower pace, and we had the time to "put up" several jars of Apple Sauce. Perhaps some day I will, anyone care to join me, or should I say show me?
Apple Sauce
12 apples peeled and cored and cut up into chunks
1/2 cup sugar or more if you want it sweeter
1 TBS cinnamon
2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider

In a big sauce pot, add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider.  Cook for 1 hour, the apples will break down and look chunky and saucy.  Taste it, what does it need? Is it a little sour?  Add some sugar, do you want more cinnamon?  Continue cooking until the apples are all broken down in to a chunky sauce, you may want to use a potato masher if you want it smoother, or put them in a blender after cooking, but we like ours on the chunky side.  Serve it warm, or chill if you like it cold.  Will last in the frig for about 2 weeks.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You forgot to say, serve it with pork chops. :)

Lianne said...

I'm going to make this tonight!!! Thank you!

Liz said...

Ha, Lois,I'm posting a recipe on pork chops tomorrow!!!!!

And Lianne, you will love it! :)