Sunday, October 5, 2014

Apple Fall Inspiration

The weather where I live has turned a few degrees cooler.  It's starting to feel like Fall is in the air. I was inspired by Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) on the Food Network.  She used six pounds of apples to make yummy recipes.

The apple recipe appealed to me because my oldest son has started eating applesauce before school.  He leaves so early in the morning and just needs a fast snack to coat his stomach.  

Homemade applesauce is the perfect way to accomplish on the go eating.

APPLESAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  1. 5-6 pounds of apples (honey crisp or golden delicious)
  2. Ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  3. Brown sugar (1 firmly packed cup)
  4. Lemon juice (juice from 1/2 lemon)
  5. Water (1 cup)




Start with Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious Apples



Peel and core the apples - this tool was bought at my local grocery store



The tool allows the core to be removed and the apple is sliced into 8 equal parts



Put cut apples into a pot with 1 cup of water




Cook on medium high heat about 15 minutes until the apples are soft
Add in the brown sugar & cinnamon and mix thoroughly  


Let the warm apples cool for 5 minutes
Place in a blender or food processor
Puree to the perfect texture
Store warm applesauce in a glass jar
Cool and place in refrigerator if not used immediately

The warm applesauce can be eaten alone or drizzled over ice cream.  This morning the cooled applesauce was used in an Apple pancake recipe.  The large batch of applesauce  can be used in many ways - Happy Fall! (posted by Roslyn)  

Please check out foodnetwork.com for more recipes.


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