The weather can’t make up it’s mind around here. Is it still summer or have we turned the corner to fall? I’m going to be sad when summer really fades since I’ve had so much fun in the garden this year. So to get myself in the fall frame of mind, I decided to make up a batch of homemade applesauce a few days ago. It’s super easy, and throughout the fall I tend to do it about once a week.
First I get some apples — I used gala apples this time.
Next, I cut them up into chunks. I leave the skin on, but that’s probably a matter of taste. If you like chunky applesauce, leave them on; otherwise go ahead and peal them. I put them into a pot on the stove with about 4 cups of water, 1.5 cups of golden raisins, a teaspoon of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of cinnamin and a pinch of salt. I wing it. You really can’t go wrong.
You just cook it on high until it boils and then I turn it down to medium low and cook for about 45 minutes, maybe a little less — add more liquid if you’re finding you need to. Then use a potato masher and just mash it all together and this is what you get. Yummm!
Then I just package into little containers for us to use in our lunch. Yummy, easy, and no sugar added!