Thursday, November 26, 2009

Making Applesauce

A few weeks ago we went apple picking. We
came home with 40 lbs of apples. We knew applesauce was in our future. We had many different varieties in our basket, but any tart cooking apple would work well.

Everyone got in on the fun!

The grownups peeled, cored and sliced the apples and the kids chopped them up.It didn't matter what size the pieces ended up.
The kids thought they were so cool using real knifes to cut.

This was a great teaching opportunity as well. We talked about the parts of the apple, the stem and blossom end. We cut the apples in half and found the apple star.


This was a 5 quart pot that we filled almost to the top with apples. Next we added 2tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cloves. We poured in 2 cups of water and covered the pot. We simmered for about 35 - 40 min. You can mash with potato masher, or blend in blender for smoother sauce.

Now for the really fun part! MMMMM!

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