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18 September 2008

Anyone here make applesauce? Have a good recipe? [More:]
I picked a hundred pounds or so of apples off my tree today. Most will just go for plain eating over the next few months, but I was also thinking of making some applesauce (apple pies too). I've never made applesauce before. I figure I can freeze some to keep it longer. Any advice?
sorry... no recipes here, but homemade applesauce sounds FANTASTIC.
posted by BoringPostcards 18 September | 15:44
Via elizard, who was just talking about this earlier today:

Core & peel apples and cut into chunks (say, about 1/2", depending on how chunky you like your sauce or how long you want to be simmering it). Put into pot along with some sugar (to taste--you can adjust it as it cooks), some cinnamon &/or fresh-grated nutmeg &/or other pie-type spices that you might like (again, you can adjust the seasoning as you go along) and a bit of water (enough to keep the apples moist while they heat up and release their own moisture). Cook on med until it starts going, then reduce to low & cover. Simmer until it's the way you like it.

This recipe is not tested for canning in jars, but should freeze fine.
posted by BitterOldPunk 18 September | 15:57
Mmmm, applesauce! I'm going apple picking on Saturday, so I will look forward to the recipes received here!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 18 September | 15:59
I've never made it myself, but every recipe I've seen for applesauce includes a little lemon juice and a little sugar. I like ginger and raisins in my applesauce. Yum!
posted by crush-onastick 18 September | 16:03
Bourbon and apple sauce love each other. A lot. And, if you cook your bourbon apple sauce in a crock pot (highly recommended) you can lift the lid and inhale the vapor for an apple-infused insta-shot!
posted by stet 18 September | 16:43
you definitely need to add some acid (lemon juice is fine), cream of tartare or whatever so that the apples don't turn brown / oxidise. they will do this even if frozen.

posted by lonefrontranger 18 September | 17:10
Lemon Juice: check
Bourbon: cool idea, I really want to try
Ginger: another cool idea, separate from the bourbon batch
Steam roller: not on my budget
posted by DarkForest 18 September | 17:21
I need to make some too. I'm being pelted with apples these days.
posted by tangerine 18 September | 18:28
Maybe it's a minority opinion, but I like a little peel in my homemade applesauce.
posted by box 18 September | 19:22
Appleshauche? You'll have to make some porkchopsh to go with 'em.
posted by jonmc 18 September | 19:59
Do you have a crockpot? I made this recipe this weekend, and it was delicious! As far as I know, it's not tested for canning either, but it sure was easy! We just kept it in the fridge and ate it all before the week was up.

4 lbs tart apples, cored and sliced thin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix apples (about 12 cups) with cinnamon and sugar and put into crock pot.

Pour water and lemon juice over apples. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
posted by peep 19 September | 11:12
Lemon juice: good point. I knew I forgot something.
posted by elizard 19 September | 12:27
Porkchopsh and appleshauche.

/Peter Brady
posted by Doohickie 20 September | 21:42
Bunny! OMG! || Chris Elliott sings "Rocketman"