Monday, October 10, 2011

Apple Season

It's apple season so I made some apple sauce. I know this is not very exciting but it is all I had to post today!


I bought some local Granny Smith apples. I like a tart sauce so if you want it sweeter, use a sweeter apple.


Put 2 cups of apple cider in a heavy pot and peel your apples.


Place a cinnamon stick in the cider and bring it to a boil.



I added 2 tablespoons of pumpkin honey.


And 4 tablespoons of brown sugar.


Chop the apples in uniform pieces and add to the boiling cider. Add 3 tablespoons of brandy.


Cover the pot and let boil for 15 minutes or so until the apples soften.


Add 6 tablespoons of butter. Mash it with a potato masher.


Easy applesauce! I serve this with my Oktoberfest food.

13 comments:

laurie said...

my gramma made sauce like this,, yum! I have been catching up with your posts,, I smiled when you said you were going to get the gun,, thats so funny, ( to shoot squirrels) my Dad in his 80's sat in an old cahir in the back porch with a hole in the screen door for his gun barrel and shot squirrels,, ( I know, don't judge him) he was a man of the land.When you said that I just thought of him,, he would have loved you!!

Barbara F. said...

I have to look for pumpkin honey, it just sounds like autumn to me. I usually use Macintosh for sauce and Grannys for pie. Yours has lots of good flavor, I am sure. xo

petoskystone said...

yum!

Pricilla said...

I still have 4 cases left over from last year. I am not sure I am going to make any this year. Cider, yes....

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I've often wondered if Granny Smith was good for making apple sauce! I've never used apple cider either so this I must try!

have a great day!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

Yummy.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

nice touch on the brandy !!!!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I think applesauce is exciting. And I love the chunky kind like this. This would make a fabulous filling for Fried Apple Pies.

edenhills said...

Nothing so good as homemade applesauce!

Teresa

TARYTERRE said...

I LOVE applesauce. In all the years I've made it, I've never used Granny Smith apples. Going to try it. Sounds good.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have NEVER found such wonderful recipes anywhere, in any cookbook and I have been around awhile. Now to catch up and check out your Witches! :) (My favorite thing!)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

P.S. Living in Southern California. Very little wild life. I read your post about...SQUIRRELS.
Just saw one a month ago. One. Just one.
A new little apple tree in the back yard. Tiny apple...growing...turning red..
GONE! Where we said!! Where did that tiny apple go? Looked at your pumpkin...YE GODS!
That ...little critter is no longer welcome and now we know where the tiny new apple we were so proud of went.
HELP!!
NO LONGER PLEASED TO SEE THAT SQUIRREL...

Dzoli said...

It is not just any apple sauce.It is from the beginig to the end your product.Therefore priceless;)