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Thursday, November 6, 2008

How To Make Applesauce

Step One: Find a friend.


Step Two: Pick some apples.


Our apples came from Stoney Ridge Farm and a friend's family's orchard.

Applesauce soon.

Make sure you get a variety, at least three different kinds, to create an interesting flavor. We used jonagold, golden delicious, and melrose.

Step Three: Wash, peel, and slice the apples.



Step Four: Combine apples, apple cider, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a large pot. Simmer for about twenty minutes, until the apples are soft but not mushy. Smash it all up.


Step Five: Take it outside to cool. (We were under a time crunch).


Step Six: Invest time to make cute little labels.



Step Seven: Pour into jars.


Step Eight: Add the labels and enjoy a Farm Wife morning.



Jeffrey said...

Hey we made (canned) applesauce too! Except we got to borrow a friend's cool thing called a Victoria strainer. All you have to do is chop the apples and cook them for a bit and smash them into this crank/strainer and out comes applesauce! While the yucky core, seeds, and skin go out another direction. It was so nice! I forgot to take pictures though. Home made applesauce is good isn't it?

Jill said...

what?! i want one of those things!

tryingtobegreener said...

Great photos! I make applesauce for my daughter - so much better than the jarred stuff for babies and easy too!

Jill said...

it is super easy! i never realized it before.

Julia said...

Yummmm I want some! And I want to be a farm wife.