Washed apples, ready to make applesauce, crock-pot baked potatoes, steamed mixed veggies, the broth ready to make pinto beans.
Though it creates a big mess, it is so nice to get most of my stuff ready before the work week starts. I like to make my menu and then wash and prep my veggies, thaw my meat and make snacks/desserts/breads. I think it is a lot of fun. Anyways, on to posting a delicious recipe. I know it is a little late in the game to be posting apple recipes, but there are a lot of good apples at the store right now, so take advantage of it. After Christmas, we had so many Red Delicious apples from gift baskets and such. I don't really like the texture of Red Delicious so I decided to make applesauce with them (because they have good flavor). Homemade applesauce is very simple to make, it just takes a while to peel and chop the apples.
After you peel and chop your apples, just put them in a pot on medium heat with 1/2 to 1 cup of apple juice or apple cider and cinnamon. Let them cook down for about 30 minutes. I used an emersion blender to make it smooth, you could use a normal blender, leave it chunky, or cut the apples smaller and let them cook longer.
I like to eat it warm! It is good with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream...or just plain!
Simple Homemade Applesauce
3 lbs Red Delicious apples (could use any variety)
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 tsp cinnamon (could vary depending on preference)
Wash, peel and chop your apples. In a large saucepan heat apples, juice and cinnamon over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Blend or leave chunky. Enjoy