By: Lisa Kerschner, owner North Star Orchard
Making applesauce is easier than you think…and so yummy to eat warm from the stove top! It’s easy to experiment and try different ways of making it.
- Just select the apples you want then peel, core and quarter them.
- Put them in a saucepan with just a bit of water or cider so that they don’t scorch.
- Simmer until the apples are soft, about 20 to 30 minutes for 6 to 10 apples.
- You can process them in a blender or food processor, or just mash them with a fork or potato masher!
Now, the fun part…you can add to the sauce any way you like (if you want to!)…cinnamon perhaps…or honey, or maybe brown sugar or even a bit of ginger.
If you make too much, you can freeze the extra. My favorite memories of Mom’s sauce was eating it when it was only half-thawed…and enjoying crunching on the icy sauce chunks!