Fall is my favorite time of the year and there is nothing more fun than visiting the local apple farm when the temperatures start to drop. Last Fall I visited my parents up in the mountains of New Hampshire and we went to Windy Ridge Apple Orchard as we do every year. The two variety of apples they had available were Ginger Gold and Paula Red. I split the half bushel with my sister but that still left me with a lot of apples! The first thing I usually do when I have lots of apples is make homemade apple sauce and use the sauce to make other things such as breads and muffins.
One of the easiest and most delicious desserts is good quality vanilla ice cream topped with warm home made apple sauce. Making this sauce couldn't be easier and it makes the house smell wonderful. This recipe can be adjusted for things like sweetness and chunkiness depending on what your preferences are. Judging from the first apples of the year it looks like it's going to be a great season!
Homemade Apple Sauce
- 10 apples. (I used half Paula Red and half Ginger Gold but any apple will do)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water
- 1t cinnamon
- Peel, core and chop the apples.
- Add the apples to a heavy bottomed sauce pan along with 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of water and the cinnamon.
- Cook over medium heat partially covered.
- Stir every few minutes. It will take about 20 minutes to cook depending on whether you want it chunky or smooth. I like it chunky.
- Add water and sugar if needed during cooking.
- Eat warm or cold.
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Thalia and Bob