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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homemade Applesauce, Tis the Season

apple on corerA Granny Smith Apple here. I make homemade applesauce quite a bit for dinner; but usually in small amounts and so just peel and cut the apples. Needed to make a huge batch the other day for a large gathering and luckily hubby remember I had a peeler-slicer-corer from the days when I canned.
slicing and peeling applesCenter the apple as best you can on the prongs on the right (see above), turn the crank and you slice, core, and peel all at one time. It's fabulous. I did a bag of Granny Smith's, bag of Macintosh, bag of Gala's, and several large Braeburns. I like my applesauce to be a mix. I also like it chunky, so I start it cooking while I'm still working on some of the apples; that way they all don't cook at the same rate. Some will be soft and mushy, while some of it will have pieces of apple which is my preference. I use lots of Cinnamon, little bit of water, and some sugar. I don't measure so I can't tell you how much of anything. I do things by site and smell. I can tell you I use one of the shakers for sugar and only go through 1 maybe 2 a year---so you see it's not sweet sweet.
sliced applesApple slices in the pan. Some I left this size, others I broke up; again so the cooking would be different. I made a huge amount and everyone loved it. Had enough to give Daddy a container to take home after the family gathering, plus left some for my younger brother and his wife who always enjoy it.

While I'm still not happy about summer going bye bye, fall is a good time for good applesauce.

5 comments:

  1. You have a wonderful apple gadget there. I cook my apples whole and then use my ricer but what a mess!

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  2. I still peel and core my apples myself...not sure I'd want to wash an peeler & corer machine and all it's parts, but I bet it is much faster than the way I do it. Anything made with apples is wonderful this time of year :)

    happy fall :)

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  3. Joansie using the ricer does sound like a mess, plus then it's not chunky applesauce. Did my tomatoes that way once and decided that was too messy and harder, back when I canned.

    hakucho, the clean up of the apparatus really wasn't bad. I was pleasantly surprised. Normally, I do it by hand; but was thrilled hubby remembered this item since I was making more then usual.

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  4. HI SANDY,
    I REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN I MADE HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE, IT DOES TASTE REALLY GOOD. I LOVE YOUR APPLE PEELER, I SAW THEM IN THE STORE AND WONDERED HOW WELL THEY WORKED. YOU DID A GREAT JOB WITH IT.
    ENJOY YOUR APPLESAUCE. RIZZI

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  5. We bought an apple peeler and corer last year, it looks similare to yours, we had a heck of a time with it,and got frustrated..I really don't know why it didn't work. Do you have to fiddle with it a while to get the tension or angle just right..?

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