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11

featured.

A Small Snippet was featured on this cool blog today:
Lorie from Be Different Act Normal…a great blog by the way—check it out–shared the monogramed wreath post from last month with her readers. i feel honored!

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Mar

10

Homemade Applesauce.

wanna really really really good recipe??!!
i got this recipe from my sweet friend Susan a few weeks ago, (along with a homemade jam recipe that i can’t wait to try!) take my word for it…this applesauce is SO much better than the jarred kind!

i realize that there are many variations to homemade applesauce, but this one is a keeper!

CHUNKY APPLESAUCE
(you only need 5 ingredients):
4 apples (i used my fav…Fugi!)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
a pinch of kosher salt
(btw…i will double or even triple this recipe the next time i make it. a single recipe went too fast in our house!)

peel your apples:
core the apples:
be careful of little ones sneaking bites when you’re not looking!
cut into pieces…you should have about 4 cups for a single recipe:
put in large saucepan over medium high heat. add in water, sugar:
lemon juice:
and a pinch of kosher salt.
bring to a boil. then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer about 30 minutes, or until tender.
they look like this after 30 minutes:
mash the apples with the back of a wooden spoon. keep it as chunky or as smooth as you like. i wanted it a bit smoother, with small chunks, so i actually lightly mashed with a potato masher too. cook 5 more minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
store in fridge in a clean jar or container. i’m not sure how long it lasts…cause we ate our’s pretty quickly!
wishing i had an apple tree in my backyard,

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  1. Rebecca March 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    LeAna,
    I do mine in a crock pot on low starting it at night and in the morning you wake up to yummy hot applesauce. We love it and it fills the whole house with the best aroma. I love your blog. God is good. Wish we were still in Walden Chase near you. Hugs

  2. Anonymous March 11, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I made some homemade applesauce for my baby a few months ago and before I knew it I had eaten half of the bowl! Looks like a great recipe thanks for sharing

  3. Alyce Heidt November 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

    LeAna…Can you make this like you’re doing a jam? Preserving it? I would like to make some for my friends for Christmas…it looks fairly simple, however, I have never jarred before!! I need instruction!! All your recipes look so tasty and marvelous…they photograph well too! Thanks again for sharing your skills and creativity!! “)

    • LeAna November 28, 2012 at 11:37 am

      @Alyce:
      great question! i’m not sure. i’ve never preserved anything either. but i googled that question and there were tons of articles on how to do it, so i do think you can! here’s one for you to check out: http://www.ehow.com/how_8201641_preserve-homemade-applesauce.html
      making it as a Christmas gift is a fabulous idea! let me know how it goes!

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