If you have apples then you have the makings for a healthy dessert that is ideal for casual dining as well as for formal holiday meals.
Apple sauce is an old country recipe that is still very popular today. With a hint of cinnamon this dessert is creamy, sweet, and a wonderfully vitamin rich treat.
Apple sauce is ideal for popping on top of porridge in the morning, as a healthy after school snack, or for serving up as an after meal dessert. It also goes great when served up with pork chops or roast.
It only takes a minute to warm up in the microwave. and the warmed applesauce with a dab of ice cream in the middle is a delicious treat that even kids will eat.
The First Step is to Peel and Remove the Core of the Apples
Our apple tree is kept organic and it supplies us with a rich bounty of apples every year.
I use an apple peeler for peeling but you can also do it the old fashioned by hand method.
Peel and core about 10 to 12 apples. If you put them directly into your pot as you prepare them then you can judge the approximate amount that you will need to fill your pot.
The apples will cook down to about one half the amount that you put into your pot so go ahead and fill your pot to the top.
Your apple peels and cores can be composted into your garden area or compost bin.
My Old Fashioned Applesauce Recipe
10 to 12 apples
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (your choice of white or brown)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Peel and core apples.
2. Put apples into a large cooking pot. Pour water and lemon juice over the apples. Cook on medium low heat for about 10 minutes.
3. Stir in cinnamon and sugar. Reduce heat to low and continue simmering till apples are cooked. Mash with a potato masher to break up apples. Stir as needed to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.
4. If you like a very creamy blend then after the apple sauce cools you can use a blender to further cream your apple mixture.
You can Make a Small Batch to Consume Right Away or do up Larger Amounts and Freeze in Bags or Containers for Future Use
We have all heard the phrase An apple a day keeps the doctor away so most of us know how beneficial apples are for us. They are a wonderfully nutritious fruit that is so very easy to transform into a rich creamy dessert. Cook up a pot of apple sauce today. It's a healthy snack that even kids can be encouraged to enjoy.
This is How it Looks When Cooked Simply Add a Dab of Ice Cream
An Apple Peeler Makes the Job so Much Easier
For those who love their applesauce, apple pie, or apple crisp, I cannot say enough good things about having an apple peeler on hand to help out with the job.
I have my youngest daughter to thank for this very thoughtful gift. This handy gadget works amazing for quickly peeling and coring the apples. It really does help out like an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. I love it.
I attach the apple peeler near to the edge of my work table and place a large bowl under it to catch the discarded peels and cores.
With a simple turn of the handle at the bottom of the gadget the apple peeler easily suctions to the table top. I then pop the apple onto the three prongs extending from the crank shaft and turn the handle at the far left. The apple easily moves through the blades cutting and coring as it does. Clean up is a breeze. I rinse the gadget under hot running water, give the blade a dab or two with my cloth, and it is clean.
Apples Fresh From the Tree to the Table
My Husband Thought the Peeler Would not Manage the Home Grown Apples Which Can be Odd Shaped
He was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the peeler worked on virtually any size apple and adjusts itself automatically to each size. I am not sure why but the apple corer worked best when apples were placed with the stem side facing away from the blade.
The only apples I found that had trouble in the peeler were odd shaped apples or ones that I had cut to remove a bad spot from (so again an odd shape apple).
The apple slices are nicely thin which is perfect for eating or the ideal size for which ever apple recipe you might want to prepare that day. I have used it to prepare apples for a pie, apple crisp, and apple cake. Delicious.
Applesauce is a Dessert That is Delicious Served Hot or Cold
The snow came early this year before my husband could get his final picking done. I think the old apple tree looks gorgeous with a few apples still hanging from its branches.
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