Thursday, October 1, 2009
My house smells sooo appley tonight. We canned ten quarts of applesauce and three yesterday. My husband wants to go back tomorrow to his friend's house to pick more apples to make up some apple pie filling. We'll sure appreciate all this apple-goodness come winter. And best of all; the apples were free!
I'm sure you know how to make applesauce, but just in case here's what I do:
Rinse apples, quarter and core
Add a bit of water to a large pan and fill with apples.
Turn heat to medium, then to low, but make sure apples are cooking. Also be sure to keep a bit of water on the bottom so the apples don't burn.
When apples are soft; about an hour or so, put into a seive and mush around with a wooden mallet into a bowl.
Add sugar and cinnamon to taste, or not.
Ladle into hot canning jars and process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.