I won't let it stop me though. When it is fall, it is time to make applesauce. Even if you have to buy the stinkin' apples from the market. I want to make some baked goods this winter, and i'd like to use my own applesauce for the sweetener. So here i go.
- Apples, peeled and cut up. A lot. As many as fit in your pot. Try different varieties to see which you like. Add at least one Granny Smith for the tang, though. (you can give the peels to your chickens but they'll look at you with disdain, so just throw them into the compost)
- some lemon juice. I used 3 ice cubes of meyer lemon juice.
- cup or so apple cider that you really like. this adds some spices and liquid. I unfortunately had no cider so i just added a little water.
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- dashes cloves, ginger
- sprinkle of salt.
My plan is to maybe eat a little of this for dessert, but most will go into ziplocks into the freezer to be used in quick breads and muffins.... maybe even pancakes if i'm feeling real decadent this Winter!
Apples chunked with spices added.
Mush is being achieved, heat turned to low and covered back up.
Yum. Tastes good, and smells amazing!