Tuesday, September 1, 2009
As autumn approaches I start thinking about cooking more. It's not that I don't cook in the summer, I just try to cook "cooler" recipes that don't require heating up the kitchen so much.
With the larger variety of apples available now, I'm thinking about cooking applesauce. I learned to make this when I was first married and it's very easy.
You can cook this applesauce in the crockpot or on the stove.
For each person you are cooking for, use:
2 apples, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon water, dot of butter.
1. Cut the apples into quarters, cut out the core, and peel them.
2. Cut the apples into chunks. They don't have to be perfect because they will cook down into mush.
3. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and water
4. Cook on the stove-top for 20-30 minutes on medium low or in the crock pot on low for 6 hours.
5. Before serving, throw in the butter to add a little richness.
6. If the apple chunks have not cooked down to mush, simply mash them with a potato masher. We like to eat them with the apples kind of chunky.
I serve this applesauce with ham, pork roast, or when we eat "breakfast for dinner".
I always serve this on Christmas morning with our breakfast. I put everything in the crockpot on low and cook overnight.
One added benefit of cooking this applesauce is that your house will smell WONDERFUL!