APPLESAUCE IN THE MICROWAVE
Carl & Kay Depew
1/2 Cup apple
Check the updates below.
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 fron 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
UPDATE: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.
UPDATE - 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.