we stood on line.
we bought tickets.
we fought the crowds…
there was even hay.
the apples were eh but the smiles in return were worth it. plus they got pumpkins.
so what do you do with eh apples?
you juice (2 apples, 1 beet, 1/2 cantaloupe, trust me).
you make soup (see here, good stuff).
and apple chips…apple chips…yes. this is a cannot miss and one of my most shared posts.
but then there is always applesauce. a staple.
so far we have scarfed it down plain, made granola bars…and tonight for dinner…well…don’t tell the kids cause it’s a surprise…crepes.
easiest apple sauce that takes minutes to make. flavorful, smooth and even good with your most eh apples.
simple, easy vanilla-cinnamon apple sauce
- 6 apples cored and chopped
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- 1/4 cup sugar (we use organic raw sugar)
- 1/4 cup water (more if needed)
as you can see above i have this good apple slicer thingy. makes for quick prep and easy to clean.
what you need: a stock pot, a food mill, a ladle, canning jars to store (although any container will do).
- add all the above ingredients into a stock pot. cover and cook on a low simmer until apples are softened.
- when apples are broken up and mushy, remove the cinnamon and then process through a food mill to separate the skins, getting rid of any seeds that might of fallen in.
- ladle into jars, bring to room temperature and then store in fridge.
ps…make sure to lick the bowl.