My mother came to visit a few weeks ago and I asked her to show me how to can applesauce.
I was a bit scared but I wanted to have applesauce for my bread recipes. I grew up watching my mother and her sisters can every summer. They did peaches mainly. I remember thinking it was just not worth it. It took all day and it looked really hard. Now I realize that it was probably fun for my mom and aunts. They got to spend time together, talk about their families and with all of them there it really wasn't hard, just time consuming. I also have learned that money is precious, so why waste it when you can get something cheaper. A very good lesson. Thanks Mom!
I had a ton of fun making these and I want to share it with you guys. It was really not that hard and I plan on doing it again...alone!
Here is my oldest trying to be silly.
- Wash your apples
- Peel your apples
- Core your apples
- Slice your apples into chunks (you can do the coring and the chunking with one of those fun apples slicer things. They are only a few bucks at the store and are great for fast snacks)
- Cook the apples as I did above OR put them into your crock pot and cook them all day:
Crock pot Recipe:
10-12 apples (medium to large in size)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Cook on low for about 8 hours.
- when they are super soft use a masher and mash them to bits
- Put into your food processor or blender to puree to your liking