Monday, November 1, 2010

Homemade Applesauce

I made on Halloween weekend.  This recipe was very easy to make and tasted really good.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Homemade Applesauce

2 lg. navel oranges, zested and juiced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 pounds of Granny Smith apples (about 6 to 8 apples)
3 pounds of sweet red apples - Macoun, Mcintosh, Winesap (about 6 to 8 apples)
1/2 cup of light brown sugar, packed
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the zest and juice of the oranges and lemon in a large bowl.  Peel, quarter, and core the apples (reserving the peel of 2 of the red apples) and toss them in the juice.  Pour the apples, reserved apple, peel, and juice into a nonreactive Dutch over or enameled iron pot.  Add the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and allspice and cover the pot.  Bake for 1-1/2 hours, or until all the apples are soft.  Remove the discard the red apple peel.  Mix with a whisk until smooth, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves: 2-1/2 quarts
Prep time: 20 min
Cook Time:  1 hr. 30 min.
Level:  Easy

** Note:  I used Fugi apples.  Make sure to put long peels into the dish.  It was hard finding the smaller peels.  Also, I used a potato masher along with the whisk.  **

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