Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Homemade Applesauce

What's a better treat to have in the summertime than applesauce?

I attempted my own batch of applesauce and it came out spectacularly. And it was super easy to make.

I used the recipe found at SimplyRecipes.com (but without the lemon peel):

* 3 to 4 lbs of peeled, cored, and quartered apples.
* 4 strips of lemon peel - use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths
* Juice of one lemon, about 3-4 Tbsp
* 3 inches of cinnamon stick
* 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
* up to 1/4 cup of white sugar
* 1 cup of water
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 Put all ingredients into a large pot. Cover. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
2 Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Mash with potato masher.
Ready to serve, either hot or refrigerated. Delicious with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yogurt.

Freezes easily, lasts up to one year in a cold freezer.

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