Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Homemade Organic Apple Sauce

I had these organic Honeycrisp apples from my Urban Acres share. I needed some more apples to make this batch of apple sauce, so I got some organic Jonagold apples at Whole Foods. I looked for the best price and these were running $1.69 a pound. 5 apples weighed 2.41 pounds for a total of $4.07. I had one left over after making the sauce, so I took that to work for a snack.

I'd like to introduce you to my new best friend:

I just got this apple corer. If you don't have one, run out to the store. Now. Don't walk. This thing rocks. It also spews juice. Close your eyes.

I cut all 8 apples into pretty good sized chunks, left the skins on (I don't have time peel them) and threw them in my crockpot. I added 1/2 cup of water, the juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of vanilla.

I turned the crockpot on low and let it go for about 5 hours.

I thought I would need the hand mixer to make the sauce, but it got very messy when I tried to mix it. I ended up just using the beaters to mash the apples.

Is your mouth watering yet?

This makes a TON of apple sauce. I ate it right out of the bowl. It was tart, sweet and perfect-o.

We've been taking it in our lunches and I've been eating it at night for dessert. I prefer it warm, but it's also good cold. I have no idea how many measured cups this made, but it filled up the huge crock pot dish. It didn't last three days before it was gone.

If I could figure out how to can it, I totally would. But that would require having some left over.

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