Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grandma Seib's Apple Sauce

I LOVE FALL! One of my favorite things about fall is the food- I can’t wait for apple cider, cider donuts, and especially Grandma Seib's homemade apple sauce! I look forward to her making it every year. I've wanted to learn how to make it for while now and since we just had gone apple picking last weekend- I thought it would be a perfect time to learn how she does it.

14 MACINTOSH Apples Cored (keep skins on)
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of Butter
1 1/2 cups of Sugar
2 tbsp of Cinnamon

Cut and Core all apples- I recommend using a apple slicer if you have one it made it easy and quick. If not you can always use a knife.

Put sliced apples in a large pot and add 2 cups of water- too much water and it changes the color and consistency of the apple sauce. Put pot over high heat and cover with top for about 30 minutes. Don’t forget to stir it every couple minutes so the apples get cooked evenly. NOTE: Time depends on the thickness of pot a thicker pot might need a little more time and a thinner pot might need a little less time.

You will know when you apples are done by looking in the pot. It will be mushy and it will look like this. Melt butter in a small sauce pan and set aside. Take apples off heat. Setup a food mill in the sink over an empty pot.

Add apples 1 cup at a time into the food mill make sure you turn the handle it both directions. When nothing seems to be going through anymore discard skins and add more apples till all apples have been put through the food mill.

The apples should come out puréed looking. Once you are finished put the apples back on the stove over low heat add melted butter and stir, then add cinnamon and sugar. Cook for another 30 minutes stirring frequently. TASTE- if you feel it is to tart add more sugar and cinnamon. Apple sauce will get darker as they cook more. Be careful if the apples begin to boil turn heat even lower-make sure it doesn’t burn.

Enjoy!!- Kelly & Nicole

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