Pitzy Cooks: Applesauce!

applesauceSo what do you do when your boyfriend buys 400 pounds of late season honeycrisp apples?

Make applesauce of course!

Our neighbor works for a produce warehouse in Detroit. He came home with two truckloads of apples that were no longer suitable to be sold in stores. Worse case, our deer up north are going to love them. They’re not the greatest looking apples, but they’re great for cooking.

The first thing on the menu is applesauce. I had heard it was pretty easy. I checked the internet, and my America’s Test Kitchen cookbook, and determined this was even going to be easy enough to pull off without a recipe.

I started with about 10 to 12 apples, cut them into chunks around the core, and threw them into a large pot. Added about a half cup of apple cider, about a half cup of dark brown sugar, a tablespoon or so of cinnamon, and a teaspoon each of cloves and nutmeg. Covered it and placed it on med-high heat for about 15 minutes. Came back, stirred it, and gave it another 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

The house smells amazing! Truly a wonderful aroma for this autumn Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

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