Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chunky Apple Sauce

As I said earlier, our apples are ready and we have picked most of them. We estimated that we have about 10 bushels of apples to use. Hench, I have been looking for ways to use and preserve all of them.

I got a great idea from my neighbor for making chunky apple sauce. First; wash, peal, quarter, core, and remove any bad spots from the apples. Prepare enough to fill the biggest pot you can find; or two, or three. Add about a cup of water to the apples and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until apples are very soft; about 45 minutes. The apples will give off a lot of liquid during the cooking process. Mash the apples with a potato masher until chunky. If you like a sweet apple sauce, add sugar to taste. I have found that these apples really don't need sweetening. The apples will reduce to about half of their former volume.

Bring the apple sauce to a boil and place in clean, sterilized jars. Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. We make our applesauce in the crock pot. I love it because it cooks overnight with no issues, and the house smells fabulous! Great also since I have little kids and I don't have to watch the stove.