One of my favorite fall activities is apple picking. We don’t have many traditions but each year we put on our flannel and head out to a local orchard for the day. When we return home I am always inspired to do some fall baking and within a few hours my hours smells of falls from the apple crisp, baked apples and apple cider donuts.
Then about a week after apple picking, the the excitement begins to wear off. An apple every day gets tiresome and I look for ways to use the rest of the 785 apples we picked in new, fun recipes. This weekend I was stuck in one such rut and I decided to use up our leftover apples to make one of J’s favorites – homemade apple sauce!
This family favorite is easy to make and even easier to store. In just a few simple steps – and with just a few ingredients – you can make a delicious batch of apple sauce with less sugar and more flavor than you would find in a store bought jar! If you have more apples than the recipe calls for double the recipe!
- 6 apples, diced
- ¾ cup water
- 2 tablespoons raw honey (optional)
- dash of cinnamon
- Heat begin to heat the water in a medium pot over medium high heat
- Add the apples, honey and cinnamon to the water and stir
- Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes,stirring occasionally until apples cook down and are soft
- Take the pot off of heat and mash with a potato masher until desired consistency
- Place in refrigerator until chilled