We finally got around to picking apples this weekend. Our friends own a local apple orchard which is were we get a lot of our fresh produce that we don't grow ourselves. They have a really good variety of stuff that you can pick your self or you can get pre-picked produce.
We also picked out our pumpkins while we were their today because the month of October is crazy for us... but back to the applesauce. It is super easy because it only takes 4 ingredients and a crock pot to make plus your regular canning supplies or you can eat it fresh. So here's what you need:
20-25 small to med apples
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
5 tsp of light brown sugar
First peel your apples and core. Then chop them up. I just cut up enough apples until my crock pot is full, so how many you need greatly depends on the size of apples you are cooking with. I used a mixture of cortland and golden delicious apples.
Then add your lemon juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar. You can skip the cinnamon if you prefer though. Stir it all together and let cook on low for 6 hours stirring occasionally.
|About halfway done.|
|After 6 hours.|