Applesauce

About 2 weeks ago, I bought a bunch of honeycrisp apples, made some applesauce, and two days later, it was gone!?? I was a little astounded, because I had always been indifferent to applesauce before, but this, this was amazing!?? So I thought I’d pass on the love…

You’ll need a large pot (the bigger the better), a food mill of some sort?? and about 5-6 pounds of apples.?? It will make approximately 5 cups of applesauce. Cut the apples in half, and then quarter the halves.?? You don’t need to remove any seeds or stems.?? They’ll be caught by the food mill.

I’ve only made applesauce with honeycrisp or fuji apples, and they’re quite different.?? If you’re using honeycrisp, add 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup honey and a tablespoon of lemon juice. For fuji apples, add everything except the water-they’re incredibly juicy on their own!??

Put everything in your pot, turn the stove onto high, and bring to a boil.?? Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat way down so that it’s just simmering.?? Cover the pot with a lid. Simmer for half an hour, or until all the apples are soft and mushy.?? Make sure that you stir the apples so that they all get cooked, and also so they don’t burn.

Once everything is good and cooked, find a large bowl that works with the food mill, and ladle the apples into the mill.?? Turn the crank, and you’ve got applesauce!?? I added a very small amount of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon to my applesauce.?? No more than a half teaspoon of each, because you don’t want to overshadow the apple flavor.?? Enjoy!

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