After I got home to the farm I could hardly wait to start on my applesauce and get it cooking. I also put on a big pot of chicken pieces to cook..... so I could start canning it tomorrow night. As I was working in the kitchen with the north window open I could her the roosters were doodling, the birds where singing each sound that was familiar to their kind and the crickets were chirping. I could also hear the breeze blowing through the evergreen trees right outside the window. Love all those sounds. Peaceful!!!!!!!!
This is the machine I use to make my applesauce. It is easy, quick and takes hardly any time. It is called a Norpro Food Strainer/Sauce Maker.
I found one here if anyone is interested. You can do other things like making tomato sauce and tomato juice. Other things like jams and jellies. I have not used it for that yet!
I would not be without one..........ever!!!!!! I have had one for at least 30 years.
I washed my apples, cut in 1/4ths. You do not have to core or peel, for this recipe if you use this machine. I like it that way....... just for that reason. It is fast and easy.
So you have cut them into 1/4 ths. Now put them into a big pot with some space at the top to fit all the apples. I add enough water to cover the apples about 3" from the bottom. Now turn burner on med. heat. You don't want to burn or scorch the bottom of the apples. Cook until tender.
After it is finished cooking, scoop out some apples and liquid..... a few cups at a time. Pour into the funnel. Push apples down with the wooden plunger.
Turn handle and it will come out of the screen, keep adding the cooked apples until they have all been squeezed through the sieve. I use an old 2" enamel cake pan to catch the applesauce. And a little bowl to get the apple peel waste.
I take the peel and put it back through for a second time. It is amazing how dry it comes out the next time around. After it is all finished I pour the applesauce into another bowl. To sweeten your applesauce, you can use honey, raw sugar or regular sugar. The pink comes from the color of the red peel. I don't usually can it, we like the flavor after it has been frozen, it seems fresher. I spoon into freezer bags and take as much air out as I can. Lay them flat and put into freezer. Something we really enjoy is to scoop a few tablespoons on top of vanilla ice cream. It tastes just like apple pie without the crust. Really good!
I hope you enjoyed the
If you have a recipe please leave it in the comments! We would love to know!
Hugs and may the Lord bless your day!
P.S. I haven't forgotten to show you the Potter's Shed...on Sunday night!