I was going to post not one but TWO small and easy DIY’s today today, they’re all set up in my house and have been done for a week…. but then I had so much fun with my family this weekend that daylight was gone by the time I was free to take pictures.
So instead you’re getting an applesauce recipe. Because there aren’t enough of them floating around this time of year. Ahem.
But wait! This one has a cute kid in it!
First, you must take your 2 year old nephew (or, you know, your own kid) apple picking. Make sure he’s wearing his sunglasses and Spidey hoodie.
Next, get home and let the reality of how many apples you picked settle in. Separate 6 pounds of the zillion you have, peel then core them. I used 3 different types of apples (Cortland, Macintosh, and one other I don’t remember)
Chop them up into chunks, then add them to a pot with:
- about 1 1/4 cup water (or apple juice if you’ve got it)
- Cinnamon, clove, pumpkin spice (no measurements here, just enough to lightly coat)
- A good squirt of lemon or lime juice (I used lime)
- 1/2 cup sugar (I used regular old granulated, but brown sugar would probably be awesome)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
Stir occasionally while they simmer for about 25 minutes.
If you have a mashed potato masher, go to town. Then, if you like it very smooth and chunk-free (like I do), run it through a food processor or blender.
You’ll notice this recipe doesn’t have a ton of measurements or requirements, and there’s lots of options. There really are a ton of ways to make it, and really the only essentials are apples, a liquid of some kind, and cinnamon. Everything else is just to taste!
So tell me… what you are doing with all your apples? I have about 10 pounds still left.