Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Working Mom Meals...Jack's Pick

Jack is CRAZY for anything apple, especially applesauce.  It is our go to food when he will eat nothing else.  Applesause never fails us. 
And since we brought home 36 pounds of apples this weekend, I decided to try and make my own applesauce.  And I must admit, I did a pretty good job.

The best part, it's so simple, and you will never want to buy applesauce again.

Homemade Applesauce (Makes several cups)

15-20 apples (I used Golden Delicious, but any kind will work)
1/4 c. water
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
Sugar (as needed)

Peel, core, and slice apples, tossing them into a stock pot as you go.  When all the apples are sliced, add the water and cinnamon to pan and cover.  Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally, recovering, until apples break down into a thick sauce, about 20 minutes.  Taste applesauce and add 1-2 Tbsp. of sugar if desired. If you like your applesauce sweeter or if you are using less sweet apples, you may need sugar. When the apples are dissolved, simmer over low heat, half-covered, until sauce is thick, about 20-30 minutes.  You can serve warm or cool.  Leftover applesauce will last one week when in the fridge.


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