Tuesday, April 5, 2011

...on applesauce

Our fridge overfloweth with apples!  Thanks to LPO, we have a plethora of apples and oranges all over our kitchen.  Adam and I don't really eat a lot of apples but I didn't want them to go to waste.  So I figured, when life hands you apples, make applesauce!  Jack is not eating solids yet but I figure that he will soon enough so why not make some applesauce for him to try.  I looked up a few recipes and all of them called for sugar which I did not add.  After referencing a few different recipes I just kinda went for it.  So here is what I did.  

First I peeled, cored, and sliced my apples.  I have one of those apple cutters which made the slicing and coring really easy.  As one who has never been able to peel an apple with a knife, I used a potato peeler.  Worked like a charm!

Next I put all of my apples in a pot, covered them with water and brought them to a boil.  I let them cook for about 20 minutes.  



Once the Apples were cooked I transferred them to the food processor using a slotted spoon.  


I blended the apples until they looked like this...


I made it a little chunky but with more or less blending you could make any consistency that you like.  I wanted to freeze it in ice cube trays but I couldn't find any at the store that I went to so guess what?  I used muffin tins!  Man, I thought that was so clever of me!  I froze the sauce in the muffin tins and then transferred them to a baggie to be enjoyed at a later date.  Mom, Dad, if you are reading this, yes I did mark the date on the bag with a sharpie!  

If you have done this before and have some advice, please don't hesitate to share!

3 comments:

  1. thats how we made all of Rivers food! So easy and it always makes a ton! We did carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, pears, etc. Smart thinking with the muffin tins! ;)

    Isnt it so nice that you all the sudden have another body in your house to eat the food you & adam wont!? Im always giving River food that I know Freeland & I arent going to eat anymore! I love it.

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