It’s apple time already! It’s been hard coming to terms with the fact that summer is just about over. That was until the other day, when I bought myself a new pair of brown suede booties. Nothing helps say “goodbye” to summer like a new pair of boots!
Yesterday,those boots were made for walking – well walking with me to the supermarket that is. With a little extra sass in my grocery store step I embraced fall and picked up a small bag of NY state mcintosh apples. What better way to welcome fall than with some new boots and fresh picked apples?!
I took the bag of freshly picked apples home, but quickly realized I had no idea what to make. I gave it some thought, but couldn’t decide if I should make a traditional apple pie or try something new. Unsure what to do, I checked out the website on the bag, nyapplecountry.com. After looking around this site a bit I decided to go with their apple sauce recipe.
Here’s how it went….
I found both the recipe and the process fairly simple. The most time consuming part of the process was peeling, coring and cutting the apples. Once that was done all I did was put the apples into the slow cooker. I then added the water, cinnamon and brown sugar. I gave them a stir and covered the pot. I let the the apples cook for about 7 hours, stirring them a few times in between . When cooked I used a potato masher and pressed down on the apples until I achieved my desired consistency. Then I let the applesauce cool down another 1/2 hour and placed it in a mason jar (2 – 8 oz mason jars).
The recipe said it would yield 3 cups but I only got about 16 oz. I enjoyed the final product, it was very tasty, and not too sweet.
NOTE: If you don’t have an apple corer just slice the washed apple in half and make a small “v” in the center and pull out the core and seeds.
I am hoping to try out 1 or 2 recipes with this applesauce over the coming weeks so I hope to share those with you as well…
Here’s the recipe I followed. As always, I look forward to your feedback in the comments below.
- 10 Small Apples (McIntosh Crispin, Jonagold and Cortland) cut into 3/4" pieces
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cups of water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Wash, peel, core and cut apples into 3/4" pieces. Add the apples to the slow cooker. Add the water, cinnamon, brown sugar and stir. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Let cool and store or serve.