Saturday, October 25, 2008

Making & canning applesauce

We bought 4 bags of apples at Homestead because I've always wanted to make homemade applesauce, and Ricardo has always wanted to EAT homemade applesauce.

This is what I started with -- 12 pounds of apples.

Peeling, coring and slicing seemed to take forever. They're soaking in a lemon juice and water mixture to keep them from browning.

The cooking process is really quite easy -- I just added a little water and boiled until the apples were fork-tender. I had to use two pots because they didn't all fit in one.

Here's what the apples look like while cooking.

After they're cooked, I processed half of the apples in my Cuisinart, and mashed half by hand (because I wanted a chunky sauce). Then I added sugar & spices.

Voila! A big pot of yummy spiced chunky applesauce, ready for canning.

And here's the final result. Of course I didn't can it all so that my official taster could enjoy fresh hot applesauce. I believe his official quote was something like "Damn, that's good!".

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