Monday, November 11, 2013

Applesauce



While  glancing thru some of my favorite blogs the other day, I found this easy homemade applesauce recipe at  "At Spoonful of Thyme".


I love homemade applesauce, so much more than store-bought.  I love it warm, and traditionally as a side dish next to some pork chops.  So, that's just what I did last night---made pork chops and applesauce.
Because I am a child of the 70's,  whenever I hear or in this case, write, pork chops and applesauce,  I can see Peter Brady, on the Brady Bunch doing his Humphrey Bogart impression, saying:  Pork chops and applesauce.
Does anyone besides me remember that?
(I am sure my friend Theda does--yay Theda!)

I didn't have to go far to find apples for this applesauce---the ones left on my tree needed something to be done with them FAST, so I went out and gathered some, peeled chopped and added them to the slow cooker.

My house smelled--FANTASTIC all day long.
I love fall.

Thanks Kathy for the great recipe.





Homemade Applesauce
A Spoonful of Thyme

6-10 large apples, peeled, cored and chunked
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 to 1 cup brown  sugar, packed

Put all ingredients in the slow cooker.  Cover and cook  on low for 8-10 hours.
Use a potato masher to get the desired consistency.





3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Of course, I thought of Peter Brady! I can hear him now. I love warm, homemade applesauce too.

Kate said...

I am so happy that you liked the applesauce...appreciate the mention, also. I am making another batch tomorrow.

Karen said...

Looks good. I like it a little chunky but I could never peel the apples in the three 5-gal buckets that we brought home, so I just removed the stems, quartered the apples and cooked them down, seeds, peels and all. Then I put them thru a food mill, which might have been as much trouble as peeling them after all. Ha!

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