My favorite season's fast approaching. I love Autumn. Don't you just love the smell you get when the leaves are starting to fall and it rains? Mmmm... I can almost smell it :) Applesauce's one of my favorite fall recipes. I know you can make it any time of the year, but it tastes better with fresh, in-season apples. Last year our neighbors tree was packed with outstanding tasting apples. I used this recipe to make the best applesauce I'd ever eaten... along with delicious apple crisp (I will be sharing the recipe soon). Unfortunately, the apple tree did terrible this year (I think it was because our summer was much wetter and milder than normal). I only saw a few apples on the entire tree, so no picking apples for me this year. I was craving this applesauce and bought a bag at the grocery store... and you know what? The applesauce turned out as delicious as I remember! Everyone in my family (even Picky Pants) gets excited about eating this applesauce. It's definitely a "must try". Enjoy :)
Here's Sophie last night at the PTO meeting. It's a tradition for the Kindergartners to say the pledge at the first meeting. I think she may already be a little bit boy crazy!
"THE BEST" APPLESAUCE
4 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar (I use Splenda)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher if you want chunky sauce, or put in the blender (I use my magic bullet) for a smooth sauce.