Thursday, October 30, 2008

Forcing fall

The weather has been up and down here, so I'm trying to tempt fall by whipping up seasonally appropriate recipes.


Applesauce is comforting because it simmers away on the stove without much work and it makes the house smell heavenly.


I decided to make the simplest applesauce possible - apples (unpeeled, because I hate to get rid of the nutrients and fiber in the skin), a little bit of water (approximately 1/4 cup per 4 large apples), and a couple tablespoons of lemon juice for acidity. Cook on low for 25 minutes and then use an immersion blender to make it smooth.


I made such a large batch that it's obvious I'll have to freeze some for later use, which is fine by me.


  1. i had to bring out my big blanket last night for the first time and it would have made my night all the more complete with a bowl of applesauce. such a great idea (my apples are still in the bag, oops).

  2. Yum! Hey,I was going to call you and ask if you have a recipe for yummy mulled cider. I have to make it for a get-together, and you always used to bring it to Girl's Christmas. Shoot me an email, or better yet, write up a post! xoxo

  3. it's so simple!
    i can't wait to use up my apples- thanks for emboldening me to try new things

  4. Gorgeous...this looks so tasty! And you're brilliant for making extra---you can use it in recipes! Mmm...applesauce muffins...latkes and applesauce. The possibilities are endless :)

  5. You are my stomach's best friend :) I have sooooo many apples from my weekly CSA box that I didn't know what to do with...until today! The hubs loves applesauce and quiche, so it will be a doubly delicious time this weekend.

    Thank you for being an epicurean inspiration!

  6. How deliciously yummy! This apple sauce looks fabulous. I love that you keep the skins on! Very good idea!

  7. Oh I love applesauce, especially home-made.

  8. Apples really do scream fall (that & pumpkins). & apple sauce is a favourite of mine. Yesterday I made apple butter for the first time ever & it was great. The peeling took a long time, but the cook was done in the oven so it was pretty easy 'cause I prettymuch got to forget about it & the canning was pretty quick too. I just wish I got more apple butter out of the end result. Don't you find that apples cook down so much.


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