Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Applesauce

I forgot to take a picture of LaRae with the apples before we had already cut up most of them, but here she is with a few of the Honeycrisps we used for making our freezer applesauce.

This little Pampered Chef gadget saves loads of time!

...and then here's another Pampered Chef gadget we use a lot in our home!

The recipe, from my mother-in-law, is so simple and delicious.
You just peel, core, and chop your apples; then put them in a large heavy pan, and cook them until they are the texture you want. We used a potato masher toward the end of cooking to mash them a little more; and then we let them cool before putting them into freezer containers. Some folks might add sugar, but we prefer it without.
It's not cooked down all the way in this picture, but you can see how it is starting to make juice and turn golden-colored.