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October 13, 2011

Easy As Apple…

…pie? No, apple pie is not THAT easy to make. This phrase should be: Easy as apple sauce! Because this tasty concoction, that usually bought from store, is very easy to make at home. All you need is some freshly picked apples, a little water and sugar+spice, if you want. And a pair or two of helping hands. That makes it perfect to cook with kids. Depending on the age, they can help you peel, core and slice the apples.

You will also need a roomy sauce pan, depending on how much sauce you are going to make. If you make extra, it can easily be stored in an air tight container in a refrigerator for weeks.

This recipe makes about 2 quarts of apple sauce.

Easy Apple Sauce

6 medium to large golden delicious (or any variety) apples
2 T spoons brown sugar*
1 stick of cinnamon (or 2 t spoons of ground)
Some water
  • Wash, peel, core and slice apples (that's when you will need that extra set of hands)
  • Add water to the sauce pan to cover the bottom for about 1/2 inch, put it over the medium heat; throw in sugar and cinnamon
  • Start adding chopped apples, cook, stirring occasionally, until they all soft and mushed; takes about 20-30 minutes
  • You may mush them more, if you like it smooth; I leave it as it is for I like chunks…
*you might want to add more sugar if using sour apples.

That's all falks! Now pack some of this fresh yumminess into your lunch bag and enjoy!

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