Carl & Kay Depew9-10 apples peeled and cut into eighths.
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
¾ tsp. Cinnamon
you could also add ¼ tsp. of nutmeg or
cloves or both…
OH, also some Fruit Fresh to keep the apples from turning brown while you are peeling them all....
Place apples and juice into a 2 quart casserole. Cover and microwave for 7 minutes (if you want smooth and use a blender) or 10 minutes (if you want chunky and use a potato masher).
Put apples and remaining ingredients into blender and mix until smooth.
Use a potato masher to mash apples. Mix in remaining ingredients.
Place applesauce in plastic zip lock bags and freeze until ready to use. Makes 6-7 cups
- July, 2005: I now use an immersion blender to "mash" the
apples and I'm using an apple peeler/slicer/correr.
I place the apples in cold water with fruit fresh until I have 9 or 10 and then put them into the bowl for the microwave.
This year we didn't use any nutmeg or cloves. I did, though, use 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 whole teaspoon of cinnamon. Kay tastes every batch and she thought it was a little better with more sugar and cinnamon. So start with what we show and then add whatever your taste buds say it needs.
- August 2008
When I tasted the apple sauce, after "mashing" them with the immersion blender, it seemed they were a little more tart than past years so I added a little more sugar.
1/10/2010 Still have a few packages of sauce from '08 but will have to make more this year.
August 3, 2012
Well, I wasn't able to buy two lugs of apples. They don't use those wooden boxes anymore so I had to buy two "boxes".
Whatever..... The house smells soooo good with all those apples in the kitchen. And we are full of pizza bagels.... Now to get ready and then two days of cookin' up a mess o'sauce. Day 1 60 apples = 17 cups. Day two, 100 apples = 20 C in freezer more to go