Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Awesome Applesauce

Snowy greetings from Cannon County! Not much, just enough to make my car spin on the way home from dropping Zach off at the animal clinic for work. Just for a moment I thought I was in MI again! LOL

Well what better way to spend a snowy morning than by making home made applesauce. The hardest part is peeling, coring and slicing the apples. But even that was made pleasent by looking out at the snow as it draped my birdfeeder and bringht red cardinals and black caped chickadees paraded around in their winter finest as I did the chore.

This is a recipe that I came upon about twenty years ago when my oldest was only 4. Back in that day it was still safe to go door to door trick or treating. But even I sucumbed to the dreaded "razor blade in the apple" frenzy that engulfed a whole nation. So I decided the best way to be sure and to not wast food was to make... You guessed it, applesauce! Since then we have moved almost a thousand miles away from where we spent Halloween in snowsuits, and now attend Fall Harvest parties in just a flanel shirt :) But we still make the applesauce, and every time one of the children will say, "mom it smells like Christmas in here".

Awesome Applesauce

6-8 apples, pared, cored and chopped

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1 cup water

Combine all ingredients in cooker. Cook on low 8 hours. This will leave it chunky and yummy on pancakes. If you want it smoother, let sauce cool and place in food processor with "s" blade and puree.

Makes 6-8 half cup servings


Amy said...

Sounds good. I've never thought of putting vanilla in it.

I remember trick or treating in snowsuits in WI. I went as an astronaut one year in my new two- piece snowsuit and moon boots. Remember those?
Amy :)

Danielsen5 said...

Yes! My sister got hers first and I was sooo jealous! When I did get mine, I was convinced I was soo cool! LOL